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Malgudi Days (King Penguin) Paperback – March 1, 1989
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From Library Journal
India's great novelist presents "a gallery of colorful characters" in this collection of short stories set in the mythical village of Malgudi. LJ's reviewer found the tales "compelling miniature gems" (LJ 4/1/82).
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
R. K. Narayan (1906-2001) was born in Madras, South India. He is best-known for his vivid fictional recreation of urban India in the Malgudi series of novels. His 1958 novel The Guide won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, his country's highest literary honour. In 1980 he was awarded the A.C. Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature and in 1981 he was made an Honourary Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Despite the short length of the stories, taken as a whole there is a kind of haunting beauty--despite the grit and calamity--that sticks with the reader long after they finish this work. Compelling, unforgettable, vibrant and yet tinged by a hint of sadness ... a bit like India itself, dare I say?
A collection of short stories (the longest is 20 pages, many are 5 or 6) by someone who seems to have been one of the great Indian writers of the 20th Century, though I'd never heard of him before, which says more about me than it does about him. The stories are well-observed little vignettes, most with a Saki/Henry "twist in the tail." The characters are vivid, and there's a real sense of the reality of his fictional city of Malgudi.
The biggest problem for me was that I didn't find the book very, well, _visual_. The city seems real because its people seem real, and because there is a building sense of, "Oh, yes, that place;" but I don't know, usually, what "that place" looks like.
But it's a very enjoyable read, and a fairly fast one.