By Adeeb Yusef Salam

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

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

Following within the footsteps of his literary hero, India’s R. okay. Narayan, the protagonist and assistant professor, Thomas Sleiman, explores the connection one of the other kinds of loves within the heady context of a look for own identification. Erotic, divine, and familial loves all compete and supplement each other within the lifetime of Thomas, who's no longer the commonplace literary gangster, or the predictable member of a neighborhood of deviant dilettante. . .as the realization, with all of its mysticism, actual affection, appreciate for the “dead” Narayan, and devotion to the liked, sincerely testifies. - Anthony Aookeregbe In An Assistant Professor Salam skillfully combines postmodern and conventional views to create a profound, relocating, and occasionally tense imaginative and prescient of a existence and profession spanning ethnic, geographical, ethical, and ideological barriers. . .As he surveys the wreckage of the postmodern international, Salam’s conscientiously located narrative is enriched through 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 wondering whose voice is heard whilst the most personality protests that “I do not dwell to put in writing nor do I write to dwell. i'm simply an Assistant Professor, professing in most cases my lack of awareness of items that almost all each person else thinks are visible. For a few mysterious cause, i've been forced in recent years to put in writing a booklet, which i would like humans to read." they won't be upset. - Meister Richard Woods, O.P.

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