Symbolic Elucidation of Psychosomatic Imminence in Arun Joshi's

The Foreigner and The Last Labyrinth


  • Ms. S. Poornima, Asst. Haydar Jabr Koban, Asst. Inst. Islam F. Abdulsahib


Like works of painting, monuments or even literature, every art mainly uses human existence as a rare matter and presents stunning glooms of human life. When the form literature commences, psychology has correlated to it. So there is a permanent affiliation between the two. Joshi's novels investigate deep into the murky and in most concerns of the human brains, enlightening the secreted corners of the objective and psychological framework of the characters. In his imaginary world, Joshi attempts his point greatest to describe the plight of the contemporary man who is tackled by the identity and the inquiry of his subsistence. As a novelist revealing human difficulty, Arun Joshi envisages the central catastrophe of the contemporary man and discovers and obtains persuaded that the most besetting trouble that man countenances now are the evils of the self, like isolation, distinctiveness predicament, sense of emptiness and existential quandary. This paper is an effort to explore the symbolic representation of psychosomatic imminence in Arun Joshi's novels.