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Richard Crasta

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Richard Crasta is the author of 12 books, including the widely published novel of childhood and coming of age, "The Revised Kama Sutra," which was described as "very funny" by Kurt Vonnegut and was published in 10 countries and in 7 languages. It has also been consistently been part of the recommended reading list in Lonely Planet's guides to India, at first, and then in the Lonely Planet Guide to South India.

Crasta's books include fiction, nonfiction, essays, autobiography (including books on fatherhood, publishing, and the lives of men), humor, and satire (3 of these under the pen name of Benny Profane). Throughout his literary career, he has been driven by a passion for freedom, self-expression, and resistance to colonialism and censors
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"In writing, your audience is one single reader."--John Steinbeck. That reader, in my case, was me. Or is me. Sometimes, it is a friend, a couple of close friends or loved ones.

But in the last few years, I have, occasionally, lost my way. Because, the need for survival and money tends to distract writers from their original purity.

If a piece of writing has been cathartic for me, or if I have... Read more of this blog post »
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The Revised Kama Sutra

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Description: A book of political and social satire and humor: Daddies and kids, Indians, politicians, sex, puberty, Adam & Eve

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Around the World ...: India 60 1005 Aug 04, 2017 01:49PM  
J.M. Coetzee
“A book should be an axe to chop open the frozen sea inside us.”
J.M. Coetzee, Summertime
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Henry Miller
“Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am.”
Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

Henry Miller
“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”
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Franz Kafka
“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”
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Franz Kafka
“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.”
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