Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan
Short Stories from "An Astrologer's Day" and from (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.

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R. K. Narayan is one of the most prominent Indian novelists of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, Narayan was the recipient of the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India's highest literary honor. His numerous works "Mr. Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi," "Swami and Friends,"" Waiting for Mahatm"a, and G"ods, Demons and Others," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Published August 29, 2006 by Penguin Classic. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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These 24 brief tales—eight previously uncollected, the others from volumes never published here—are set in the fictional city of Malgudi, where for over 40 years Narayan's humble-to-prideful Malgudians (in tales and novels) have twisted and bobbed to the winds of Fate, to the vagaries...

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