मेघदूत: "नीचैर्गच्छत्युपरि च दशा चक्रनेमिक्रमेण"

G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”

Martin Amis: “Gogol is funny, Tolstoy in his merciless clarity is funny, and Dostoyevsky, funnily enough, is very funny indeed; moreover, the final generation of Russian literature, before it was destroyed by Lenin and Stalin, remained emphatically comic — Bunin, Bely, Bulgakov, Zamyatin. The novel is comic because life is comic (until the inevitable tragedy of the fifth act);...”

Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”

John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."

Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”

विलास सारंग: "… . . 1000 नंतर ज्या प्रकारची संस्कृती रुढ झाली , त्यामध्ये साधारणत्व विश्वात्मकता हे गुण प्राय: लुप्त झाले...आपली संस्कृती अकाली विश्वात्मक साधारणतेला मुकली आहे."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

काही झालं तरी एक योजनाशून्य अभिनयाकार...For Vilas Sarang Is a Live Presence...

Today April 14 2016 is the first death anniversary of Vilas Sarang (विलास सारंग), for me, the greatest prose writer in Marathi

W. H. Auden:

"...to us he is no more a person
now but a whole climate of opinion
under whom we conduct our different lives:..."

Jonathan Bate:

"...But the experience of reading the classics is a genuine dialogue with the dead. For Manguel, Dante and Montaigne are living presences. As is Conrad for Clive James (he made me think: “Yes, I must go back to Conrad, haven’t read him for years and years”). When James is dead he will live on through his books..."

विलास सारंग, ‘अमर्याद आहे बुद्ध’ , 2011

“...काही  झालं  तरी, एखाद्या पुरुषाचं  अगर स्त्रीचं जीवन म्हणजे काही एक अखंड साखळी नसते; ती  किंवा  तो क्षणभर लुकलुकणाऱ्या आणि विझणाऱ्या  ज्योतीसारखा एक योजनाशून्य अभिनयाकार असतो...”

1 comment:

Vivek Date said...

Vilas Sarang was my two year senior at Elphinstone College