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Noun1.lightlessness - total absence of lightlightlessness - total absence of light; "they fumbled around in total darkness"; "in the black of night"
dark, darkness - absence of light or illumination
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With his master strokes, Sengupta offers an all-pervasive analysis of the microcosm, his seemingly nonchalant style being the most powerful weapon to demolish our long-cherished views about human life: the claustrophobic existence in the City of Joy as depicted in "The Bengali Phenomenon"; the suffering of Christ in the time of crucifixion as written in "Expressions"; and the appalling lightlessness when shadows grow longer as portrayed in "Illumination.
They are described as 'living lives of abject misery', denied 'the simple joys in life that we take for granted, freedom, sunshine, fresh air and exercise', as 'waking up each day, just to suffer', descriptions reinforced with images of overcrowding, confinement, lightlessness and industrial sterility.
Lying next to her, African drumming comes to Domingo, conjuring up fantastic images about Cuba to which he becomes a part of: "In his dream, he'd swum with the fishes in their frigid sinkholes, round and round in the lightlessness until he grew fins on his belly and back" (162).