Authored By: P.G. Rama Rao
Year of Publication: 2016
|Pages: 250||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 245.00||Price in (USA) $. 19.6|
Book One of The Ocean and the Waves presents the drama of an affluent extended family in the state of Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast of India, breaking up. Narayan, the only son of the distinguished Ramanatham, the elder of the two brothers in the family, becomes a saint eventually and lives in a bungalow on a hill at the foot of which the breakers dash their heads in hysteric frenzy.
Book Two presents an authentic account of the devastating cyclonic storm and the killer-wave of November 19, 1977, which took a toll of several thousand lives. At the centre of this book is Narayan, the adept yogi of our times, who inspires the narrator and instructs him in the art of hearing the still small voice within and establishing a regular communion with it.
The novel presents a storyteller actively engaged in researching the subject he is interested in writing about and reflecting on his own work, which adds a metafictional dimension to the novel.
Now please open the book and meet the narrator travelling in a crowded bus to keep his tryst with destiny.
Dr. P.G. Rama Rao (b.1935) retired from the P.G. Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in 1995, after a long and distinguished innings as a teacher of English and American Literature.
A Fulbright Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the University of Massachusetts, he studied the Hemingway manuscripts in 1981-82 and 1993, taught the Hemingway course in the University of Massachusetts, and delivered lectures in several American universities. In 1986, on a British Council grant, he visited Oxford and Edinburgh universities, where he delivered a series of lectures. He participated in the MLA Convention and the Hemingway Conference in New York in 1981, and in the Second and Third International Hemingway Conferences in Italy (1986) and Austria (1988) respectively.
Among his publications are The Poetic Rapture (1963), Ernest Hemingway: A Study in Narrative Technique (1980), Narrative Technique in British and American Fiction (1986), The Critic’s Eye (1993), My Days in Tulasi Kshetra (2009 & 2014), On the Other Side of the Globe (2013), An Enduring Picture and Other Poems (2014) and My Divine Hippocrene (2015).