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that exploded volcano

–Hairy Iopas, says the citizen, that exploded volcano, the darling of all countries and the idol of his own.

James Joyce, Ulysses


دنیا کے لیجنڈ رائیٹرز لکھتے وقت کیا انداز اپناتے تھے ؟ عماد بزدار کا دلچسپ انتخاب

اردو کے مشہور افسانہ نگار اور ناول نگار کرشن چندر تنہائی میں کمرا بند کر کے لکھتے تھے۔ اہک بار ان کی بیگم نے چپکے سے کمرے میں جھانک کر دیکھا۔ وہ بتاتی ہیں کہ کرشن اردگرد سے بے خبر اپنے لکھنے کے پیڈ پر جھکے ہوئے تھے۔ اس لمحے ان کا چہرہ بہت ظالم، بھیانک اور اجنبی سا لگا

Saqib Malik

Dublin, Somewhere, at Dusk

Ten past four (in your afternoon), and I’m walking Pearse Street in the direction of Wales, or Zagreb, come to that. First Guinness sunk, but mind, only the one. 150 more words


my boldness

–Let me, said he, so far presume upon our acquaintance which, however slight it may appear if judged by the standard of mere time, is founded, as I hope and believe, on a sentiment of mutual esteem as to request of you this favour. 24 more words


Could a swim duck

Gob, he’s not as green as he’s cabbagelooking. Arsing around from one pub to another, leaving it to your own honour, with old Giltrap’s dog and getting fed up by the ratepayers and corporators. 25 more words


Growling and grousing

Then he starts hauling and mauling and talking to him in Irish and the old towser growling, letting on to answer, like a duet in the opera. 65 more words


“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.”
James Joyce