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A Malgudi Omnibus

by R.K. Narayan

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    $28.75
PUBLISHED: 30th August 1994
ISBN: 9780749396046
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Discover one of India's most valued and adored twentieth-century novelists, including his novel Swami and Friends. Here are three of R. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels: Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher.
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  • Paperback
    $28.75
PUBLISHED: 30th August 1994
ISBN: 9780749396046
ANNOTATION:
Discover one of India's most valued and adored twentieth-century novelists, including his novel Swami and Friends. Here are three of R. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels: Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher.

Annotation

Discover one of India's most valued and adored twentieth-century novelists, including his novel Swami and Friends.

Here are three of R. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels: Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher.

Publisher Description

Here are three of R. K. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels- Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher. All set in the imaginary Indian town of Malgudi, these irresistible works provide the perfect introduction to a universal world of humour, sadness, wisdom and joy.

Featuring one of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World

Back Cover

'An idyll as delicious as anything I have met in modern literature... The atmosphere and texture of happiness, and, above all, its elusiveness, have seldom been so perfectly transcribed' Elizabeth Bowen Here are three of R. K. Narayan's most famous and best loved novels: Swami and Friends , The Bachelor of Arts and The English Teacher . All set in the imaginary Indian town of Malgudi, these irresistible works provide the perfect introduction to a universal world of humour, sadness, wisdom and joy. 'Narayan's humour and compassion come from a deep universal well, with the result that he has transformed his imaginary township of Malgudi into a bubbling parish of the world' Observer See also: The English Teacher

Author Biography

R K Narayan's writing spans the greatest period of change in modern Indian history, from the days of the Raj - Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) - to recent years of political unrest - The Painter of Signs (1976), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), and Talkative Man (1987). He has published numerous collections of short stories, including Malgudi Days (1982), and Under the Banyan Tree (1985), and several works of non-fiction.

Review

"The novelist I most admire in the English language... Narayan wakes in me a spring of gratitude, for he has offered me a second home. Without him I could never have known what it is like to be Indian" -- Graham Green "Narayan's humour and compassion come from a deep universal well, with the result that he has transformed his imagery township of Malgudi into a bubbling parish of the world" Observer "The hardest of all things for a novelist to communicate is the extraordinary ordinariness of human happiness. Jane Austen, Soskei, Chekhov; a few bring it off. Narayan is one of them" Spectator "No writer is more deceptively casual, or less fussed about the Eternal Verities, or more unerring in arriving by delightful detours at his destination - which is seldom a terminus because life keeps bobbing on" Guardian

Review Text

Every literature student should have space on her shelf for the complete works of R K Narayan. Or at least for a Malgudi omnibus, the fictional town in which he set many of his novels

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R. K. Narayan is one of India's most valued and adored twentieth-century novelists. He takes his place alongside Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen and Chekhov in the pantheon of twentieth-century greats

Product Details

Author
R.K. Narayan
Year
1994
ISBN-10
0749396040
ISBN-13
9780749396046
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1994-08-30
Subtitle
"Swami and Friends", "Bachelor of Arts", "English Teacher"
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
496
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Audience
General/Trade