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With The Tiger is a contemporary re-writing of Somerset Maugham’s novel The Razor’s Edge. It is a social history of the 1980’s and 90’s, and a story of one Westerner’s search for meaning in India. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, The Razor’s Edge, a novel published in 1942, is said to have begun the craze for ‘Spiritual India’.
Published by ARCADIA, an imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd., in association with Press On.
978 1 921509 57 5
Published by HarperCollins India 2008
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It takes its impressions from the master storyteller but its location in a different time and place allows for a fresh interpretation of the Westerner’s experiences of India. The Asian Age (India)
Inez Baranay is very correct and vivid in her portrayal of India’s flavours of vadai, coffee and the music season. She exposes the experiences India offers foreigners seeking ‘nirvana”.Deccan Herald (India)
With The Tiger goes some way in destroying the notion that classics are best left untouched. There is no questioning her ability as a writer of prose and a storyteller. …[A]s Elliott would have put it: “My dear, I wouldn’t miss it for all the jade in China.” DNA (Mumbai)
A racy read, this is a worthy addition to your literary vocabulary. Sahara Times (Weekly)
Elegant and intricate prose. The Statesman (India)
This interesting, satisfying and revealing work of fiction is as much about the process of writing as the product of writing, or the story itself … Irina Dunn, Quadrant (Australia)
Inez Baranay has embarked on a rather audacious venture in this riff on a classic novel by a somewhat neglected author. … . Mind you, it works and I think she has pulled it off well, difficult as it might seem. Perhaps the secret is that instead of just loosely basing the book on the Maugham original, she has followed it quite closely and this makes it more convincing and something of a tribute. Phil Brown, Brisbane News