ISBN 9780140128444,A Story-Teller's World

A Story-Teller's World



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780140128444

ISBN-10 0140128441

Paper Back

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Forty essays, travel pieces, character sketches and short stories from Indias greatest living novelist, the majority collected here for the first time. The three sections of the book. The Fiction-Writer, Short Essays and Malgudi Sketches and Stories provide a rare glimpse into R.K. Narayans beginnings as a writer and his evolution into a world-renowned novelist. More importantly, each essay and story is in itself a triumph of Narayans genius as a close and perceptive observer of the small and ordinary things of life. Finally, taken together, the pieces in this collection (on crowds, films, restaurants, clothes, cats, the English language and school-children among others) give the reader fresh insights into the distinctive aspects of the Indian South which finally achieved immortality in the fictional world of Malgudi. With an Introduction by Syd Harrex