Vikram seth golden gate summary
The Golden Gate by Vikram SethThe great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy.--Gore Vidal
One of the most highly regarded novels of 1986, Vikram Seths story in verse made him a literary household name in both the United States and India.
John Brown, a successful yuppie living in 1980s San Francisco meets a romantic interest in Liz, after placing a personal ad in the newspaper. From this interaction, John meets a variety of characters, each with their own values and ideas of self-actualization. However, Liz begins to fall in love with Johns best friend, and John realizes his journey of self-discovery has only just begun.
A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness.--The New York Times
Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy.--The New Yorker
A marvelous work . . . bold and splendid . . . Locate this book and allow yourself to become caught up, like a kite, in the lifting effects of Seths sonnets.--Washington Post Book World
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The Golden Gate is the first novel by poet and novelist Vikram Seth. The work is a novel in verse composed of Onegin stanzas sonnets written in iambic tetrameter , with the rhyme scheme following the AbAbCCddEffEgg pattern of Eugene Onegin. The inciting action occurs when protagonist John Brown has his friend Janet Hayakawa place an amorous advertisement of himself in the newspaper; the latter answered, at length, by trial-lawyer Elisabeth 'Liz' Dorati. A short heyday follows, in which Seth introduces and develops a variety of characters united in part by their interest in self-actualization often in the form of agriculture and in part by closeness to Liz or John. Thereafter is depicted the progress of their marriage de facto until its dissolution, which results in the legal marriage of Liz to John's friend Phillip 'Phil' Weiss, and the birth of their son. Following his rejection of Liz, John finds a second paramour in Janet, until the latter and two other friends die in an automobile collision; and is himself invited to stand godfather to Liz's son. At the time of the novel's composition, Seth was a graduate student in Economics at Stanford University.