English Literature Blog publishing Articles,Essays and Research Papers based on Fiction and Non Fiction, Theories,Criticism, Creative Writing etc. Author and Copyright : Vipin Behari Goyal
Author of several English novels.
Vipin Behari Goyal is an Indian author having distinct style of writing. His love for books makes him an avid reader
as well as a prolific writer.
His debut English novel "Tall man small shadow" based on
existentialism was published in July 2013.
His novels "Maya in search of Tantric father" and "The old man
and the nymph" are also published in paperback.
He has also dabbled in documentary film making and is the maker of
award-winning short film “Mines are Mine”.
He is indie publisher of his eBooks "Burn me naked", "Apsara",
"Untouchable's Daughter" and "Empty Cocoon".
He is presently practicing Law after retirement as Financial Advisor.
This book is a compilation of one hundred essays published at my Blog "Author's Diction". The essays are about my perception of World Literature, written objectively by first finding a neutral territory to stand and then perceive the truth in its totality. If you differ, the lack of is mine.
The journey began in June 2013, after self-publishing my few novels I was promoting my books as Salesman. During the journey the first epiphany was that I am not a good salesman. I am supposed to write for my own sake only. It was good revelation, since it made my journey comfortable.
I believed in the theories and -isms, but during the course of the journey I reached to the conclusion that the literature is only 'a tale of the joys and sorrows' and this paradigm shift helped me grow as a writer.
I am thankful to my family, friends and teachers who supported me in this endeavour.
silence are the virtues created by freedom of choice, since both could be
either ‘Outer’ or ‘Inner’. They are the great source of creativity.
Silence endowed with the quality of echo, is superior. It is the voice of your
consolidated Karma of this and all your past births. It talks only after
thick trust of intimacy. It connects you to the stream of consciousness formatted
by impressions of all previous births. Every person is a product of all
decisions taken, but also all decisions that he did not take when choices was
there. Indecision is no decision, just as having no principle is not a
principle. The situations were resolved by the notion of right and wrong or
good and evil. What is universally accepted is not necessarily a truth or
reality. In a settlement of addicts, you cannot talk sense, lest you will be
labeled as insane. If you fancy -isms and ideologies you are an addict, you
first have to go for a cure and what could be better medicine than silence and
The prism of the
-ism dissects the ray of light which is truth. Truth in its absolute form is
indivisible. So all -isms and ideologies are only contemporary truth that
could prove wrong with the passage of time. The time-tested literature becomes
immortal. The classification of genre is only a convenience; truth has no
servitude to the finity. Nor is it revealed by an explosion or after a blind turn.
Truth is veiled by a translucent silk curtain that you were always afraid to
touch. Curiosity makes you anxious but does not infuse dare. By a sudden stroke
of luck, by a minor incident, by a blow of air or a wave in the ocean the curtain
is removed and the truth is exposed to you. It is a surprise that you were not shocked, but
felt blissful. The Christ has arrived, the Krishna is born, and the Prophet
Muhammad has heard Gabriel. The writer starts his walk, on such a long journey.
extraordinary for a writer. Truth is revealed to him by an ordinary incidence,
so he explores the phenomenon of simple and ordinary things. He can identify that
pattern of ideas, thoughts and actions that reveal in certain emotions. The
characters created by an enlightened writer are either Whole or Fragmented.
They could never be classified as round and flat or type and individual. A
character could be whole in the eyes of Humanism while Fragmented when seen
from the eyes of Realism. The ‘Whole’ existence would create trouble in the
mind of existentialist, who has already split the theory so many times that by
any further split in the theory, it would lose its existence.
The ‘I’ is in
perpetual Love-Hate relationship with the ‘Other I’. When I is silent the Other
I speaks and it is thus an ‘Echo of Silence’. The Other ‘I’ is a fanatic pursuer
of truth. The simple language sounds satirical when it has an element of truth.
The Other I fill the void created by the existence of I. The ‘Other I’ is
irrational, no logic can convince him, if he decides to go follow the dictum of his heart. Permit
him that Space and see how he transcendences the boundary of Time, and brings
timeless jewel for you from the womb of the Unborn.
The world is not
rational. Everything happening around us cannot be explained logically.
Humanism cannot be achieved by being a rational thinking man. The sufferings
caused by poverty are illogical. The humanities are leisure, economics is
survival. States are pawns in the hands of capitalist and make no efforts to
fill the gap. Art and literature can fill the gap for bourgeois only. The upper
and lower remain unaffected. Bourgeois to perpetuate intellectualism and
elitism, which is characteristic of bourgeois class, create literature. If we
know this fact we can set our emotions free and let the imagination go wild to
bring the farfetched jewels hidden in the treasure of mysticism. Mysticism is an
acknowledgement of the relationship between microcosm and macrocosm. The
relationship has many dimensions and is unique to all individuals. No single
theory can explain it. Nature works as catalyst and intermediary for the
transience of microcosm. Nature is the key to understand both the forms of
existence, gross and subtle. The art of observation is a skill. Dedication,
humility and patience are required to acquire this skill. Once you understand
that you do not ‘merely exists’ in this purposeless world, but your existence
itself is the purpose of the world, creativity starts flowing. The flow begins
consciously and reaches to unconsciousness. It is like dark matter, weakly
interacting particles become high-energy randomly moving particles. It is a Big
Bang of your sole existence. How much energy you can utilize for creativity is
You can utilize
infinitely if you have a totally unconditioned mind. It is a very unachievable
status. The bias and prejudices know many secret hidings in the mind and when
we chase them one after another, they change their form and shapes and
masquerade as identifiable but not distinguishable. At that level the
distinction in friends and foes is obscure. Obscurity is a hindrance in the
path of learning and elimination is many a times only an illusion. The clarity
in perception in its purity is unexplainable. The language has its limitation.
You cannot be perfect, but more near to truth, if you have better command of
language. The palatability of your perception and its expression is not in
stating that a spade is spade, but calling it by any other name than a spade
and still your reader would know that you are talking about a spade. This is
not possible with tamed imagination. The insistent pressures have disabled the
natural function of the spring that leads to wilder imagination. To let loose,
remove the pressures, one of which is very significant, the artificial way of
life. It has become so integrated with the life that it appears to be a natural
part of life. Useless things are making life complicated and have become
indispensable. The whole process is cumbersome, but the results are beautiful.
As an individual, as well as part of the universe that gives meaning to meaning
to your life.At a point of time you surpass, the desire to be acknowledged and
recognised for your contribution in the making of this world as a better place.
Never waste your
efforts to wake up someone who is pretending to be asleep. Society is that
python. It scares, even though it has no poison. Complacent and condescend. They
like to be respected for their size and nuisance value. To ignore is
disrespect. Neutrality is enmity. It needs a sugar coated prescription. Camouflaging
is not cheating. Self-preservation is a creative art. If your concerns are
genuine, you will find a way to hit the nail. Do not over do it. Just enough,
to hold the things together. Do not exaggerate to make your point. Days of
ridicule and satire are over. Didactic and reformative is hated more than the
sinners are. The path is arduous but filling the void was never a smooth