It is almost one year after the publication of my book, Space-Time Continuum has been published
(by Jaico Publishing House, email@example.com,www.jaicobooks.com).I wish to share my ideas
with several people-the thrill and excitement of getting one's work published.If there is any thing
that has occupied my mind for the last thirty years-it is the basic theme of my book. In spite of
the various activities that I have indulged in-like the chores of domestic work,bringing up children
and ofcourse,teaching at my college, I used to devote some special time of mine to this particular
theme that has engrossed my attention.I have studied physicists, philolsophers and poets at random,
with the single purpose of catching a connecting thread of common terms used by all of them.The end
result is my book-interpreting poetry and extricating inner meanings through technical terms.Now,
one year after the publication of my book,it may bring a recognition and realization for the scientific
reader,a pleasant surprise for the student of literature and an enchanting texperience for a person
with spiritual lineaments.The following excerpts from all the six chapters may serve as samples
of the predominant thought-content embodied in the book:
Ch I CHANGING TRENDS OF CRITICISM
Criticism is a process of becoming and being,ever-present and eternally elusive,tempting to be trapped
here and there for brief moments with instantaneous explsion of inner meanings.
Ch II CONTEMPORARY WORLDVIEW
The twentieth century,on the verge of entering the twenty first one,has many technical and scientific
advances to its credit.On top of all, the theories of Relativity and Quantum Field have revolutionized
the basic concepts of people and the very perspective of each discipline in the world.Now,every
branch of life has something to do with the other;each atom,in its basic structure,reveals a microcosm
that is similar to the macrocosm;each individual is not a separate body,but a part of the universe-in fact
every miniscule point is part and parcel of the whole universe.
Ch III SCIENTISTS, MYSTICS AND POETS-A CONCORD IN QUEST
An inner vision emerges when the inner and outer realms of human consciousness meet at a single
and singular point-may be a virtual one-as far as it eludes expression. In science, it is an intellectual
perception aided by instruments coming to a sudden, unforeseen and momentous perfection; in mysticism,
it is an emotional cessation; in poetry, it is a moment of life catching fire.
Ch IV SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM AND MYSTIC POETS
If space and time measure ordinary things of life, Space-Time Continuum is a measure for the extraordinary
findings of the scientists. The same Space-Time Continuum helps to resolve the paradox between
the reader and writer, serving as an instrument to bring the two together to a common platform of
understanding and enlightenment; it makes them come together at a meeting place, knitting them into a common
network of concrete relations again and again as a result of multiple mediations.
Ch V EMILY DICKINSON AND SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM
She[Emily Dickinson] secluded herself from the society, sought divine companionship and in that sole and solemn
atmosphere came the outpourings of the soul. The present study is an attemt to understandthose soulfull utterances.
The poetry of Emilt Dickinson bears evidence to the fact that it can be considered in the light of the findings of
Ch VI DICKINSONIAN CRITICISM: A PERSPECTIVE
e experience of a human being-a mortal tearing off the fetters of space and time and sensing the immortal-iis the
forte of mystic poets in general; Emily Dickinson is no exception to it and gives scope to the study of her poetry
in the light of Space-Time Continuum. As it has already been said, this is a pioneering and priliminary full-length
work of this kind.It has got its own hazards as a baccground has to be slowly built up for the kind of argument
that has been ventured into. However heavily one might have drawn from mystic poets and scientists, the main
appraisal has to be literary;...