- Maya A Novel
- C.W. Huntington Jr.
- 15 June 2019 C.W. Huntington Jr.
Maya A Novel review ê 104 C.W. Huntington Jr. Ì 4 review Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì C.W. Huntington Jr. This debut novel deals with sex loss and redemptionIt is 1975 and India is in turmoil American Stanley Harrington arrives to study Sanskrit philosophy and escape his failing marriage When he finds himself witness to a violent accident he begins to uestion his grip on reality I received this book for free through Goodreads First ReadsMaya is easily one of the best books I have ever read I worry that anything I say in this review won t do it justice I ve tried again and again to briefly summarize the plot like is done in a book report but nothing I write seems satisfactory So I will simply say that this book revolves around the story of one seeker s spiritual journey and metamorphosis But it is not simple It entails haunting existential angst deep scrutiny of inner and outer experiences identity crisis and constant rumination on what is real and what is not Maya means illusion The novel is intense and profound and philosophical and wise and it turned my brain inside out and upside down I had to read it very slowly in order to absorb all the depth and wisdom and detail of it and to savor the whole experience This book is mentally and emotionally demandingbut so unbelievably good I intend to read it againand again CW Huntington is a profoundly gifted writer and Maya is in one word brilliant
Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì C.W. Huntington Jr.
Maya A Novel review ê 104 C.W. Huntington Jr. Ì 4 review Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì C.W. Huntington Jr. Maya introduces us to an entertaining cast of hippies expats and Indians of all walks of life From a hermit hiding in the Himalayan jungle since the days of the British Raj to an accountant at the Bank of India with a passion for Sanskrit poetry to the last in a line of brahm I ve been thinking a lot about this book since I finished it I also highly recommend this really great interview with the author In it Huntington states Once again these are extremely important uestions that bear directly on what you might call the philosophical underpinnings of the novel At the top of the cover the publisher placed a line that reads A stunning debut novel of sex loss and redemption When I saw it I said no it should read love loss and redemption I lost that battle probably to someone in marketing But Maya isn t really about sex it s about love I am incapable of love These are Stanley s own words spoken about himself early on in the story It was his doubts about the very possibility of love that ultimately poisoned his marriage and throughout the novel he asks repeatedly Is this love To ask about love is to inuire about the secret source of the self and about the mysterious relations between self and other If you have the chance you should also read his paper The Triumph of Narcissism Therav da Buddhist Meditation in the Marketplace It is published in an academic journal but the language is very accessible This paper will change your life Other articles and interviews to explore
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Maya A Novel review ê 104 C.W. Huntington Jr. Ì 4 review Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì C.W. Huntington Jr. An scholars Stanley's path ultimately leads him to a Tibetan yogi who enlists the American's help in translating a mysterious ancient text Maya literally illusion is an extended meditation on the unraveling of identity It mines the porous border between memory and imagination A struggling jaded and fairly unlikable Fulbright scholar making a tortuous journey of the mind and soul in 1975 India Lush descriptive writing with some truly exuisite passages as well as numerous ideas to chew on about reality language academia love sex to name a few Captures something essential