About Memoir: The Cathartic Night
“Life and temporality are indispensably attached to the inevitability of death. Is ‘living’ a fight against inevitability?”
“Embark upon a contemplative journey of self-discovering along with the protagonist.”
“A Stimulating Existentialist Novella!” – The story encompasses an existentialist perspective with the protagonist exploring various elements of existentialism including alienation, freedom, death, hope and despair. The protagonist, Murk Zilch, living an isolated life amongst the mountains undergoes a metamorphosis after the ‘tragic’ death of his little brother. Through the impactful events of the past and his understanding of life, he discovers the essence by deriving meaning in the nothingness of the world. It acknowledges the absurdity that lay within the foundation of our existence and aims to form out its own subjective essence, thereby defining its individuality. It attempts to provide its readers with an optimistic perspective towards life by shedding materialism and their preconceptions of reality in order to elevate them from the mode of denial to accept the absurdity of our existence while forming their own essence.
The quintessential aspect of the story is that in its entirety it provokes readers to contemplate along with the protagonist over the temporality of existence and the inevitability of death. The book is a perfect starting point for anyone who is interested in existentialism as it encourages the readers into a habit of questioning which is incidentally the point of inception of existentialism. It incorporates Socrates’ method of dialectics as a mode of self-interrogation through monologues, allowing readers to question the genesis of the subject itself.
Fewer amongst a few out there. A contrast to a simple and daily read. A companion for life. Thought-provoking. Attempts to elevate the readers from the grasp of despair towards a path of enlightenment. Provide a different and yet intriguing way of living.
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Law Graduate, National Law University Odisha. Inclined towards Freudian Psychoanalysis, interested in Metaphysics. Currently exploring Existentialism. Prominent figures of inspiration are Jiddu Krishnamurti, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. Authored an article titled “A Study Of Criminal Behaviour (Causality & Prevention of Crime)” published in the International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR).
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