Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends

by R. K. Narayan

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ISBN-13: 9780345803795
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2012
Series: Vintage International
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of 14 novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene (who became a close friend), was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and O'Connor, among others.

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Graham Greene

"There are writers -- Tolstoy and Henry James to name two -- whom we hold in awe, writers -- Turgenev and Chekhov -- for whom we feel a personal affection, other writers whom we respect - Conrad for example -- but who hold us at a long arm's length with their 'courtly foreign grace.' Narayan (whom I don't hesitate to name in such a context) more than any of them wakes in me a spring of gratitude, for he has offered me a second home. Without him I could have never have known what it is like to be Indian."

John Updike

"Few writers since Dickens can match the effect of the colorfull teeming that Narayan's fiction city of Malgudi conveys."

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