[golding] emerges like merlin the wizard to cast a new spell darkness visible is magic -the new york times book review a brilliantly spooky novel written with great insight and a surprising humor, it is a thorough pleasure to read -the atlantic monthly darkness visible, it must be said at once, restores a living force among us an intensity of vision without parallel. Darkness visible is a 1979 novel by british author william golding the book won the james tait black memorial prize the title comes from paradise lost, from the line, no light, but rather darkness visible the novel narrates a struggle between good and evil, using naïveté, sexuality and spirituality throughout.
Presents william golding's darkness visible an allegorical novel, published after a long, twelve-year-plus hiatus the title comes originally from milton's paradise lost (no light, but rather darkness visible), but it now has pervasive currency as the literary reference for clinical depression.
William golding (1911–93) was born in cornwall, england his first novel, lord of the flies , was published in 1954 and became an international bestseller in 1983, he was awarded the nobel prize in literature.
Darkness visible has 997 ratings and 86 reviews szplug said: golding's prose herein is of elemental force apropos to the title, this is pure darkness,. Darkness visible, by its title, conveys golding’s central preoccupation, that of making the darkness within visible through fiction this novel focuses on the spiritual darkness of the modern world and its accompanying loss of love.
A man disfigured as a boy in the fires of world war ii london and a beautiful young woman represent polar opposites of a spiritual spectrum: the first a literal-minded social outcast who believes himself to be in communion with spirits and undergoes great sacrifice in order to do their bidding and the second, a. Like all of william golding’s novels, darkness visible, his most recent major fiction, treats as a fable, or didactic moral tale, aspects of the theme of christian salvation in his 1962 essay.
William golding is on a serious mission here he is concerned with questions of judgment, morality, community, and spirituality, but he denies the possibility of easy answers the result is a dense novel, generally difficult, sometimes entertaining, written in prose that i sometimes found to be needlessly verbose. Golding was awarded the james tait black prize for fiction for darkness visible in 1980 this prize was the first of many for golding in the 1980s.