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Read online The Bachelor of Arts .pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Bachelor of Arts There are writers Tolstoy and Henry James to name two whom we hold in awe writers Turgenev and Chekhov for whom we feel a personal affection other writers whom we respect Conrad for example but who hold us at a long arm s length with their courtly foreign grace Narayan whom I don t hesitate to name in such a context more than any of them wakes in me a spring of gratitude for he has offered me a second home Without him I could never have known what it is like to be Indian Graham Greene .

Offering rare insight into the complexities of Indian middle class society R K Narayan traces life in the fictional town of Malgudi i The Dark Room i is a searching look at a difficult marriage and a woman who eventually rebels against the demands of being a good and obedient wife In i Mr Sampath i a newspaper man tries to keep his paper afloat in the face of social and economic changes sweeping India Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the semiautobiographical i Swami and Friends i and i The Bachelor of Arts i Although the ordinary tensions of maturing are heightened by the particular circumstances of pre partition India Narayan provides a universal vision of childhood early love and grief .

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 a green twilight Margaret Parton i New York Herald Tribune i by R.K. Narayan

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The Bachelor of Arts
Title:The Bachelor of Arts
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ISBN:0226568334
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Number of Pages:266
Category:Fiction, India, Indian literature, Classics
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The Man-Eater of Malgudi, A Tiger for Malgudi, The English Teacher, The Vendor of Sweets, Swami and Friends, The Painter of Signs, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, The Bachelor of Arts, The Guide, Malgudi Days
b Four gems with new introductions mark acclaimed Indian writer R K Narayan s centennial b br br Introducing this collection of stories R K Narayan describes how in India the writer has only to look out of the window to pick up a character and thereby a story Composed of powerful magical portraits of all kinds of people and comprising stories written over almost forty years i Malgudi Days i presents Narayan s imaginary city in full color revealing the essence of India and of human experience This edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators, There are writers Tolstoy and Henry James to name two whom we hold in awe writers Turgenev and Chekhov for whom we feel a personal affection other writers whom we respect Conrad for example but who hold us at a long arm s length with their courtly foreign grace Narayan whom I don t hesitate to name in such a context more than any of them wakes in me a spring of gratitude for he has offered me a second home Without him I could never have known what it is like to be Indian Graham Greene br br Offering rare insight into the complexities of Indian middle class society R K Narayan traces life in the fictional town of Malgudi i The Dark Room i is a searching look at a difficult marriage and a woman who eventually rebels against the demands of being a good and obedient wife In i Mr Sampath i a newspaper man tries to keep his paper afloat in the face of social and economic changes sweeping India Narayan writes of youth and young adulthood in the semiautobiographical i Swami and Friends i and i The Bachelor of Arts i Although the ordinary tensions of maturing are heightened by the particular circumstances of pre partition India Narayan provides a universal vision of childhood early love and grief br br 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 a green twilight Margaret Parton i New York Herald Tribune i br br The novels of R K Narayan are the best I have read in any language for a long time His work gives the conviction that it is possible to capture in English a language not born of India the distinctive characteristics of Indian family life Amit Roy i Daily Telegraph i, While the colourful sweetmeats are frying in the kitchen Jagan immerses himself in his copy of the Bhagavad Gita A widower of firm Gandhian principles Jagan nonetheless harbours a warm and embarrassed affection for his wastrel son Mali Yet even Jagan s patience begins to fray when Mali descends on the sleepy city of Malgudi full of modern notions with a new half American wife and a grand plan for selling novel writing machines From different generations and different cultures father and son are forced to confront each other and are taken by surprise, No description available