Art & Vision of R K Narayan Chapter II A.Phaniraja Kumar R. K. Narayan is hallmark of Fiction and regarded him a ‘Father of Regional Novel’ along with Mulk Raj Anand, a committed writer and Raja Rao considered a metaphysical writer of Fiction. Mulk Raj Anand could be recognised as the Dickens of India for his zeal of reformation and concern for the poor, R.K.Narayan, his contemporary is Thackery another Victorian novelist for his creation of Middle Class characters and portrayal of average emotions. R.K.Narayan is also said to be the grand old man of Indian English fiction. He is a keen observer of men and matters. Unlike Mulk Raj Anand, he is a pure artist first and last.
Novel is about every human attempt to find a reciprocating balance of inner peace and bliss. The work represents the discourse of man in making. Author takes its reader to a fictional village of Kaikurrusi in north of Kerala, injecting it with the environmental and cultural readiness through her finely painted characters. The narrative is well crafted, positively mature and has a very purposeful impact. Novel leads to deeper understanding devoid of any intellectual activity provocatively.
They story is very easy to read, not complicated, and it is very close to our real life conversations. A key element found in his writing is irony, he tries to involve it to many subjects in his story, in this story irony is mostly used against himself. This is because he talks about a choice he made which is buying a property. He gives indirect meaning or messages in his writing “my wood makes me heavy”(E.M. Forster, Prentice Hall). From this phrase the mature reader will indicate is insinuate the meaning behind this phrase.
First Draft The novel “THE ALCHEMIST” is Paulo Coelho’s one of the most renowned work through which his career got heights . This novel belongs to the genre of self improvement . His books deals with the various stages that a human face be it love , fragmentation or omens . Moreover , he experiences life deeply , his notions are somewhat similar to every human but he never ignores them and applies them to his works. According to Sigmund Freud “The dream is the liberation of the spirits from the pressure of external nature , a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter” also that dreams have their origin in real spiritual excitations , and are the outward manifestations of the spiritual powers whose free movements have been hampered during the day .
Albert Camus, though denying the tag of existentialism, was and still is a great name amongst French existentialist authors who helped sculpt and define the movement in literature. His works deals extensively with the philosophy of existentialism and existential questions, often resulting in the only answer provided by him, and that is of absurdism. His characters, settings, and situations are dipped in a “tender indifference”, as quoted by him in his magnum opus L’Étranger or The Outsider as translated in English, which was published in 1942. Camus presents his characters amidst different stages of life, whether they are dealing with a moral fall, an epidemic, or a death sentence, and shows the reaction of these protagonist embracing the meaninglessness of life, whilst continually trying to reach an end and also being unfazed by that end at the same time. This paper will be analysing The Outsider, The Plague, and The Fall by Albert Camus and will aim at finding the instances of the idea of existence, the phenomenon of indifference, and the factor of absurdity towards humanity as presented by him in his works, proving him to truly be a writer of the Absurd.
In fact, the only time we see short and choppy sentences is character dialogue and conversation. The effect that Hawthorne is attempting to create is one of dramatic story-telling. Almost over describing every aspect, Hawthorne preserves his fluidity
Consequently, Dinan’s novel is an entertaining read for those who enjoy solving puzzles and thinking creatively. Postmodernism will always provide a way for authors to be creative without judgment, while the Mystery genre will always engage the
Anita Desai’s plots are not so much deliberate contrivances as natural and inevitable out-growth of the theme and perspective. As her forte is the psychic presentation of the individual human beings. The narrative is rightly allowed to move freely and not clogged by blocks and patterns artificially imposed from outside. In spite, there is a subtly or control in plot structure. The plot is always simple and neat enough so as not to impede the psychological revelation and it is always well defined enough to resent her vision clearly.
They are sensitive enough to gauge the reality, and transform the same into the artistic fantasy. They have scarcely left any aspect of life unheeded and uncommented. But what has remained the issue of the paramount significance for them is the ‘individual’-in terms of status, role, identity and equality within home and in socio-cultural setup. The superb achievement about them is the unique and individualistic treatment of facts in a fictional mode. Each author has shown master mindedness in the portrayal of characters and incidents which does not overlap with others in any least possible degree.
From her novels, it is clear that she, possesses one of the healthiest and psychologically most balanced minds in the realm of Indo – Anglican fiction and the sanity of her tastes and attitudes, is almost exemplary, a point worth emulation for her fellow religionists in the field of writing. As a woman writer she does not profess to be a feminist and yet she voices the fears and concerns, the hopes and aspirations of her characters in her own artistic way. She is deeply fascinated in exploring the social structure through the central characters in her novels. She is a minute observer of the society existing around her, perceiving everything minutely and delicately so that the situations can be presented in a poetic style. Anita Desai differs from other Indian novelists such as R K Narayan, Mulkraj Anand, Bhani Bhattacharya, Raja Rao in her set of language and Style that she employs to portray the inner crisis and tension existing in the life of a character Where shall we go this summer is an intense story of a sensitive young wife torn between the desire to