Saturday, 1 October 2011

Blogito Ergo Sum - October 2011

What ho!

Our editorial for this issue will be brief… because, to use a cliché, the man on whom the issue is based needs no introduction.

After a year of volcanoes, wars, revolution, tsunamis, earthquakes and financial crisis, at the end of it we wanted to laugh.

And who else can make us laugh than someone who has been doing so for the last hundred and ten years?

In the words of Evelyn Waugh, “Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.”

In the current day, we do lack a world where we can delight in.

However, while delighting in the world of the great writer, we also provide a glimpse of how the world – especially the world of press and writers – made it less than delightful for him during a troubled era in the history of man and the personal history of P.G. Wodehouse.

As a special treat, we have tried to create a complete Jeeves novella. However, we ask the readers to forgive the shortcomings, since no one has ever written like him – before or since.


Arunabha Sengupta is the co-editor of Scroll and the author of three novels, the latest being The Best Seller

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