A Town Called Malgudi

A Town Called Malgudi

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Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 642
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670889512


This collection encapsulating some of the most memorable fiction and the very best of Narayan's remarkable output, is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest living writers in the English language.

In a writing career spanning seven decades, he has enthralled and entertained generations of readers with his deftly etched characters, his uniquely stylized language and his wry sense of humor. A storyteller par excellence, Narayan's greatest achievement perhaps lies in creating and peopling the imagined landscapes of a town called Malgudi, located somewhere in south India, which has come alive in story after story in such a way that is has now become a part of modern Indian folklore.

This collection brings between two covers some of the most memorable fiction that has emerged from Narayan's pen. It contains The man-eater of Malgudi, arguably the greatest novel Narayan has ever written, which tells the story of Natraj, owner of a small printing press, and his house guest Vasu. There is also Talkative Man, a novella that starts off with the arrival on the Delhi train of a stranger in a blue suit who takes up residence in the station waiting-room and refuses to budge. Also included here are some of the most popular and striking short stories Narayan has written.



The man-Eater of Malgudi

Talkative Man

Short Stories

An Astrologer's Day

Lawley Road

A Night of Cyclone



The Roman Image

A Horse and Two Goats

A Breath of Lucifer



Salt and sawdust

The Edge

The Mute Companions


Seventh House

Under The Banyan Tree