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Malgudi Days (Penguin Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayans 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. Powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayans imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.

About the Author

R. K. Narayan (1906andndash;2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen 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 Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.

Jhumpa Lahiri won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, and is the author of The Namesake.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039655
Author:
Narayan, R K
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Introduction:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Author:
Narayan, R. K.
Author:
Lahiri, Jhumpa
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrated map in front matter
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.52 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayans 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. Powerful, magical portraits of all kinds of people, and comprising stories written over almost forty years, Malgudi Days presents Narayans imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.

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