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Milan Kundera: high peaks, deep chasm

Who’d have expected an author’s fortunes in Hardywood to fluctuate so much with a single novel-screening? In the past, popular authors have been dumped unceremoniously, but has there ever been an author who, in a single novel-screening, has impressed the viewers greatly, and then, only a few hundred or so pages later been discarded with unspeakable disgust? Indeed a high peak, and then a deep chasm. Milan Kundera’s novel “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting” was the first translation screening in Hardywood; in that sense, his debut was historic: Hardywood has always been hesitant in allowing translated novels, believing that in ...

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Hardywood: Aldous Huxley takes on Tolkien

“Hardywood is an imaginary world which developed in Hari Balasubramanian’s head when he was a child. In time, this world, predominantly inspired by comics and books and populated by fictional characters, came to encompass all his activities and interests. These pieces are written by journalists residing in Hardywood.The Hardywood committee announced the list of candidates who shall stand for the President’s post. However, the list, according to the committee, is really a tentative expression of its thoughts; it is likely that the list may change: additions and deletions can be made at any time. These were the precise words of ...

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Facts, trivia and history of Hardywood

“Hardywood is an imaginary world conceived by Hari Balasubramanian when he was a child. In time, this world, predominantly inspired by comics and books and populated by fictional characters, came to encompass all his activities and interests. In his late teens, he began to write articles about happenings in this world; they are meant to be read as if journalists in Hardywood wrote them.  The first piece, “Facts Trivia and History of Hardywood” gives an introductory perspective of this strange world.” Hardywood is a form of “internal organisation” created for the purpose of entertainment and recreation. The phrase/term “internal organisation”, ...

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