Anita Desai’s Cry the Peacock: A Manifesto of Female Predicament. Anita Sharma. Research Scholar. Department of English. Kurukshetra University. It is a story of a young girl named Maya who was surrounded by childhood prophecy of disaster. Maya is an extremely sensitive married girl. Cry, the Peacock, Desai’s first novel, is divided into three sections: a short introduction and conclusion in objective, third-person narrative, and a long subjective.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai. Cry, the Crh by Anita Desai. Cry, the Peacock is the story of a young girl, Maya, obsessed by a childhood prophecy of disaster. The author builds up an atmosphere of tension as torrid and oppressive as a stiffling Indian summer, both in the crowded, colourful cities and the strangely beautiful countryside.
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Jan 12, Aamil Syed rated it did not like it Shelves: So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma. So over-dramatic that it makes one dizzy.
So agonizingly uneventful that you could skim through the entire book and not miss much. I read through the first 20 pages with much enthusiasm, but it quickly turned anjta revulsion for the style of writing employed here and I skimmed through several chapters only to find that the subject hadn’t changed at all.
Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as bor So boring and slow that it numbs one’s mind and puts one in a waking coma.
Then I skimmed some more and came to the ‘climax’ which was just as boring as the rest of the book.
Cry, the Peacock by Anita Desai
I think I did well to not waste more than an hour of my time on this piece of horse poop. Jun 23, Taranum rated it it was ok. When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give. Instead, there is a vague memory of this book issued from the college library, the portrayal of a husband-wife relationship indiscernible at the timeand the imagery of a peacock shriek. This is surprising that from the written word, I carry an image of a “sound”, that is the peacock’s shriek.
Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed When I come across a book that I have read a long time back such as this onethere are not many outpourings to give. Since I do not own a copy, I guess it is time that I get one, and write a detailed review on Goodreads. Mar 31, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it it was ok. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. The book is about a lady who has been brought up by a doting father without being exposed to the realities of life.
When she gets married and comes with her husband she is unable to adjust to what she considers cold shouldering by her husband. Eventually she ends up killing her husband and ends up in an asylum A thoroughly avoidable book. Aug 21, Anjali rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 13, Adeline rated it liked it Shelves: Mum’s old copy of this book and it seems obvious that it was subscribed to college lit majors- she had underlined every mention of the “drums” and the ominous “dancer”.
A very awkward book that really tries hard to be a stream of conscious one but fails quite a bit. The obscure vocabulary also feels forced and superfluous.
‘Cry, the Peacock’ by Anita Desai
A very weird book on the whole, not exactly what I’d call enjoyable. Jul 20, Mikayla Peters rated it liked it. Anita Desai, in her wondrous, modernist style details the gorgeous story of a young girl plagued by a prophecy of fatal disasters. I read this alongside Virginia Woolf’s novels.
The two are often compared, and I highly suggest reading them together. Dec 13, Bhavesh rated it it was amazing. Karen Alexander rated it it was ok Dec 08, Kristina Silberstein rated it really liked it Apr 14, Savyata rated it liked it Jun 10, Sreelekshmi S Pillai rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Jyotsna Habibullah rated it really liked it Feb 10, Rahat Manav rated it did not like it Dec 08, Kartik Patni rated it it was ok Oct 25, Shifna rated it liked it May 31, peacokc Rsraob rated it really liked it Apr 13, Emily rated it it was ok Apr 05, ANu Kuriyappilliyil rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Claire rated it really liked it Mar 14, Aayush Verma rated it liked it Mar 15, Shaikh Naveed rated it liked it Mar 11, Aabha sharma rated thr really liked peafock Jun 29, Jill rated it liked it Nov 19, Gopi Ganesan rated it really liked it May 06, Aneri Arya rated it really liked it Dec 27, Bhoomika Patel rated it really liked it Jul 29, Wolf rated it it was ok Oct 31, Payal Kaushik rated it it was ok Jan 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Anita Desai was born in Her published works include adult novels, children’s books and short stories. She has been shortlisted for the Booker prize three times. Her daughter, the author Kiran Desaiis the winner of the Booker prize.
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