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Indian Metaphysics in Lawrence Durrell’s Novels

Author(s): C. Ravindran Nambiar

Book Description

In this study of the influence of Indian metaphysics on Lawrence Durrell’s novels, Professor Nambiar offers a unique milestone in the history of Durrellian criticism. Embracing Durrell’s search for universal awareness through Western and Indian metaphysics, the book presents a new metaphysical reading of the writer’s prose that has remained untapped until now. Exploring Durrell’s quest for a new reality through fiction, Nambiar focuses in-depth on The Avignon Quintet and questions the complex symbolic patterns that shape the polymorphous characters’ peregrinations through space and time. With much subtlety, modesty and wit, Indian Metaphysics in Lawrence Durrell’s Novels opens up the mysterious doors of “the kingdom of the imagination”.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5315-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5315-1
Date of Publication: 01/01/2014
Pages / Size: 235 / A5
Price: £44.99


Dr C. Ravindran Nambiar is a retired professor from Cochin College, Kerala, India, and is now widely known and acclaimed as a Durrellian scholar with international experience. He is also famous for having published the first translations of Justine and Balthazar, the first two volumes of The Alexandria Quartet, into Malayalam.