Malgudi Days

Malgudi Days

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by R. K. Narayan
     
 

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Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayan's centennial

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." Composed of powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories writtenSee more details below

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Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayan's centennial

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." Composed of powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayan's imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience. This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize- winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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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:
9781440674631
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/29/2006
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
530,751
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The hardest of all things for a novelist to communicate is the extraordinary ordinariness of most human happiness...Jane Austin, Soseki, Chekhov: a few bring it off. Narayan is one of them."

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