The Guide | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Balbir Singh

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of The Guide.
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Critical Essay by Balbir Singh

SOURCE: "Theme of Art and Immortality in R. K. Narayan's The Guide," in Literary Criterion, Vol. XXV, No. 2, 1990, pp. 36-46.

In the following essay, Singh analyzes the place of art and immortality in Narayan's The Guide.

The desire for immortality which in Jungian terms is a "primordial affirmation" in human beings and which has its "origin in a peculiar feeling of extension in space and time" is realised to the highest degree by a perfect identification and expression of what Jung calls the "collective unconscious." This "collective unconscious," in turn, is realised in its full dimension by its approximation to what F. A. Wilson describes as "the qualitative aspect of the creativity of the universe … the transcendental universe programmed to become aware of itself". Now...

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