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The weekly Banner enjoys a certain distinction, and its folding comes as a surprise to both its editor and sole contributor, Srinivas, and the printer and financier Mr Sampath. Their change of direction into glamorous film production leads to chaos.
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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." -Graham Greene "Few writers since Dickens can match the effect of colorful teeming that Narayan's fictional city of Malgudi conveys." -John Updike "The hardest of all things for a novelist to communicate is the extraordinary ordinariness of most human happiness...Jane Austen, Soseki, Chekhov: a few bring it off. Narayan is one of them." -"The Spectator" "The experience of reading one of his novels is...comparable to one's first reaction to the great Russian novels: the fresh realization of the common humanity of all peoples, underlain by a simultaneous sense of strangeness-like one's own reflection seen in green twilight." -"New York Herald Tribune Book Review" "Narayan is a writer of Gogol's stature, with the same gift for creating a provincial atmosphere in a time of change...One is convincingly involved in this alien world without ever being aware of the technical devices Narayan so brilliantly employs." -"The New Yorker"
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110099282259
Book Description Vintage Books, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099282259