We hope you will join us in our discussion of Vikram Seth’s “The Golden Gate”, a novel in verse. Typically our Wednesday book group celebrates National Poetry month by sharing poems we’ve enjoyed,but this year we will be discussing Seth’s novel. Set in the early 1980’s in San Francisco it is the story of life among young professionals in California.
Seth was born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, moved to England to study at Oxford and eventually went to California to Stanford University to work on a gradute degree in economics.
A listing of some of Seth’s works:
Mappings (poetry) 1980
From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet (travel essay) 1983
The Humble Administrator’s Garden (poetry) 1985
The Golden Gate (verse novel) 1986
All You Who Sleep Tonight (poetry) 1990
Beastly Tales from Here and There (fables) 1991
A Suitable Boy (novel) 1993
Arion and the Dolphin (libretto) 1995
Poems, 1981-1994 (poetry) 1995
An Equal Music (novel) 1999
Two Lives (biography) 2005