Talkative Man: A Novel of Malgudi

Talkative Man: A Novel of Malgudi

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by R. K. Narayan
     
 

The Talkative Man tells the story of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the Malgudi train station to pursue a purported U.N. project. The stranger winds up staying at Talkative Man's home, where he begins to seduce the librarian's daughter. See more details below

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The Talkative Man tells the story of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the Malgudi train station to pursue a purported U.N. project. The stranger winds up staying at Talkative Man's home, where he begins to seduce the librarian's daughter.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When Dr. Rann, a fair, blue-eyed, well-dressed Indian, sets up house in the waiting room of the train station in Malgudi, the stationmaster can't summon the courage to evict him and applies to the Talkative Man, an assiduous but unemployed journalist, for help. PW called this a ``delight.'' (February)
Library Journal - Library Journal
The concluding title story of Narayan's most recent collection, Under the Banyan Tree and Other Stories ( LJ 7/85) , concerned a storyteller who took a vow of silence. As if to assure us that he himself has taken no such vow, Narayan identifies with the title character and raconteur of this, his fourteenth novel of that magical microcosm he calls Malgudi. Talkative Man/Narayan tells us in a postscript that ``This is only the story of a wife's attempt to reclaim her erratic, elusive husband who is a wanderer, a philanderer on a global scale. . . .'' Readers who have visited Malgudi before will recognize Kabir Street, the Boardless Hotel, and other familiar scenes resonant as ever with the sounds of life and laughter and a whisper of the ludicrous. Newcomers will marvel at this little world and the people in it. L. M. Lewis, Social Science Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670813414
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/25/1987
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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