Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

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by R. K. Narayan
     
 

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Introducing this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India 'the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story'. Malgudi Days is the marvellous result. Here Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing

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Introducing this collection of stories, R. K. Narayan describes how in India 'the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story'. Malgudi Days is the marvellous result. Here Narayan portrays an astrologer, a snake-charmer, a postman, a vendor of pies and chappatis - all kinds of people, drawn in full colour and endearing domestic detail. And under his magician's touch the whole imaginary city of Malgudi springs to life, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.

Editorial Reviews

Bernard Levin
"Narayan is a trustworthy guide to the heart and mind of India." -- The Sunday Times
Hilary Spurling
"A treat...he is an enchanter." -- The Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039655
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/29/2006
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
312,498
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Narayan was born in in 1906 in Madras, South India. He is best-known for his vivid fictional recreation of urban India in the Malgudi series of novels. His 1958 novel The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honour. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1981 he was made an Honourary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He died in 2001.

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