A friend of mine suggested that I take part in the Book Cover Design event at the upcoming Hyderabad Literary Festival 2014 this weekend and I jumped at the opportunity. I decided on 3 books to design for -
- Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre: It's heralded as one of Sartre's best works on Existentialism. Much compared to Albert Camus' research and theories about existentialism, Sartre's approach is however believed to be more clinical and more from a stand point of atheism. (Camus, I can see your wistful expression of reproach but Sartre technically approached me first, shall date you soon once Im done with this man)
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen: This book with it's rich illustrations and a tragic tale of a one-legged braveheart toy tin soldier and his love for a paper ballerina is a book from my childhood that left me deeply impressed for life.
- Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder: This is an all time favorite book of mine. Somebody took this book from me and never returned but then it was never even a book that belonged to me in the first place. (such is the nature of things you love the most) This book was both a heady getaway for me into the world of philosophy and one of the most beautiful crash courses I've ever taken. It is one book which made me want me to be a character in it. I wanted to be Sophie. I BECAME Sophie ! (doubly special since she shares my birthday)