Author: Willaim Walsh
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817023347X
The much praised Indian novelist R K Narayan has to date written eleven novels, several collections of short stories, three volumes of retold legends and an autobiographical book. It is this canon of work which William Walsh weighs and evaluates. Narayan’s place in literature and the influence and events which have shaped his life are discussed alongside his development and achievement as a writer.
Professor Walsh is an accomplished and widely-known critic of Commonwealth Literature and his sensitive and perceptive appreciation of Narayan’s oeuvre is discerning, persuasive and extremely readable. It reveals new ways of reading Narayan and will certainly lead others to the work of this delightful and important novelist.