Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World
Amitava Kumar is Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. He is the author of A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb, and Nobody Does the Right Thing, all also published by Duke University Press.
The Writer as a Father
In this personal essay, the author explores the relationship between his roles as a father and a writer. Speaking as a parent as well as a writer, the author contrasts his attachment to his daughter with the vexed relationship that Raymond Carver had with his children.