I don’t like the boring drone of talk about literature. Instead let me now tell the story of a mosquito.
Author: Subimal Misra
Subimal Misra (b. 1943) has been called the only anti-establishment writer in Bengali. Influenced by the cinema of Sergei Eisenstein and Jean-Luc Godard, Misra experimented with the use of cinematic language in Bengali writing, even as he made William Burroughs’ cut method his own. With his very first collection of stories, Haran Majhi’s Widow’s Corpse or the Golden Gandhi Statue (1971), Misra signalled his departure from conventional narrative fiction. He has written exclusively for little magazines. Misra’s stories, novelettes, novellas, novels, a play, essays and interviews comprise over thirty volumes. Cupid’s Corpse Does Not Drown in Water, an experimental prose-work, was published in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2010. He lives in Kolkata.