I Wander Through, the Alleys Skein-drawn by the Sound: Moderate Reclusion in Vikram Seth's Poems of Suzhou Classical Gardens

Zhi Huang
2016 Linguistics and Literature Studies  
I argue that it is the very "moderate reclusion" accurately represented by the central components of Suzhou classical gardens that Vikram Seth, himself often referred to as a "reclusive writer", feels at home with and discourses at length on in his poems. To put it at its simplest, Seth, by portraying the people and objects of classical gardens in Suzhou, demonstrates the garden owners' as well as his own high hopes and aspirations for moderate reclusion.
doi:10.13189/lls.2016.040106 fatcat:mvt2ruzcqvddpmsry2whmf6xvu