The Novels of Arun Joshi : A Critical Study (Hardbound)

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Arun Joshi’s fictional world is most strange. Peeling the multiple layers of artificiality, his protagonists seek to confront the mystery of life beyond the last labyrinth. His work represents a unique depiction of the dual between the internal and the external, the intuitive and the imposed. He catches the bewilderment of the individual psyche, confronted with the overbearing socio-cultural environment and the ever-beckoning modern promise of self-gratification/self-fulfilment. In the face of this dual onslaught his protagonists — Ratan, Billy Biswas, Som, Sindi Oberoi and others — are seen poised tantalizingly at different junctures of the philosophic spectrum. Applying sociological, psycho-analytic, structural and other approaches of formal textual analysis, the essays in the present anthology take a fresh look at Arun Joshi's works, revealing areas and stances, hitherto left unexplored, offer critical insights into the working of the protagonists' minds, besides scrutinizing the rhetorical devices and formal strategies, deployed by the novelist for coalescing the matter with the manner. An indispensable source-book for students, researchers and teachers of Indian English and Commonwealth literature in general and Arun Joshi in particular. An insightful and thought-provoking casebook for researchers in Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.

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Arun Joshi’s fictional world is most strange. Peeling the multiple layers of artificiality, his protagonists seek to confront the mystery of life beyond the last labyrinth. His work represents a unique depiction of the dual between the internal and the external, the intuitive and the imposed. Joshi catches the bewilderment of the individual psyche, confronted with the overbearing socio-cultural environment and the ever-beckoning modern promise of self-gratification/self-fulfilment. In the face of this dual onslaught his protagonists — Ratan, Billy Biswas, Som, Sindi Oberoi and others — are seen poised tentalizingly at different junctures of the philosophic spectrum. Applying sociological, psycho-analytic, structural and other approaches of formal textual analysis, the essays in the present anthology take a fresh look at Joshi’s works, revealing areas and stances, hitherto left unexplored offer critical insights into the working of the protagonists’ minds, besides scrutinizing the rhetorical devices and formal strategies, deployed by the novelist for coalescing the matter with the manner. An indispensable source-book for students, researchers and teachers of Indian English and Commonwealth literature in general and Arun Joshi in particular. An insightful and thought-provoking casebook for researchers in Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology.
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ISBN-139788126900305
AuthorEd. M.K. Bhatnagar
Weight0.5000
Original PriceINR 495
Publication Year2014
LanguageEnglish
Pages168
PublisherAtlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd
SubjectEnglish Literature
BindingHardbound
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