Home » Last Labyrinth by Arun Joshi
Last Labyrinth Arun Joshi

Last Labyrinth

Arun Joshi

Published
ISBN :
Paperback
208 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

About the Book: Last Labyrinth The Last Labyrinth is a splendid novel - serious, disturbing,lyrical and irresistibly readable, a fascinating exploration intothe turbulent inner world of a successful urban India. Som Bhaskar is aMoreAbout the Book: Last Labyrinth The Last Labyrinth is a splendid novel - serious, disturbing,lyrical and irresistibly readable, a fascinating exploration intothe turbulent inner world of a successful urban India. Som Bhaskar is a millionaire-industrialist, married to a womanof his choice who has borne him two children, yet relentlesslydriven by undefined hunger which he unsuccessfully seeks to satisfyby possession - of an object, a business enterprise, a woman. Muchlike Saul Bellows Henderson he is always crying, I want, I want,I want. His search taken him from Bombay to Benares, at once holyand repellent - with its narrow, dirty lanes, dancing girls and amystical aura. Amidst this contrasting juxtaposition of locales, the novelexplores the meaning of life and death, illusion and reality,desire and resignation. Here is an eternally contemporary theme with all itscomplexities- the storys spiritual and sensuous dimensions areinterwoven with great finesse making this novel a rare,unforgettable treat. Reviews The Last Labyrinth is considered an outstanding contribution toIndian English literature for its restless search for a meaning inhuman existence, its treatment of the multiple levels of reality,challenging narrative technique and an evocative use of language.- Sahitya Akademi Award Citation The story is beautifully written... holds the readersundivided attention to the finis. - Khushwant Singh