By Adeeb Yusef Salam

Dedicated to R. okay. Narayan 15 Years After His Death

A undying look for own identification the place many of the varieties of love penetrate each other in unforeseen ways

Following within the footsteps of his literary hero, India’s R. ok. Narayan, the protagonist and assistant professor, Thomas Sleiman, explores the connection one of the other forms of loves within the heady context of a look for own id. Erotic, divine, and familial loves all compete and supplement each other within the lifetime of Thomas, who's now not the normal literary gangster, or the predictable member of a group of deviant dilettante. . .as the realization, with all of its mysticism, actual affection, recognize for the “dead” Narayan, and devotion to the loved, sincerely testifies. - Anthony Aookeregbe In An Assistant Professor Salam skillfully combines postmodern and standard views to create a profound, relocating, and infrequently anxious imaginative and prescient of a lifestyles and occupation spanning ethnic, geographical, ethical, and ideological barriers. . .As he surveys the wreckage of the postmodern international, Salam’s rigorously located narrative is enriched by means of reflections at the literary paintings of Narayan and Graham Greene in addition to on a shelf-full of latest poets, philosophers, and theologians. . .One is left in any case thinking about whose voice is heard while the most personality protests that “I do not dwell to write down nor do I write to reside. i'm simply an Assistant Professor, professing commonly my lack of information of items that almost all everybody else thinks are visible. For a few mysterious cause, i've been pressured in recent years to write down a publication, which i would like humans to read." they won't be dissatisfied. - Meister Richard Woods, O.P.

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