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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 Guide, The Painter of Signs, The Bachelor of Arts, Swami and Friends, The English Teacher, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic, A Tiger for Malgudi, The Vendor of Sweets, The Man-Eater of Malgudi, Malgudi Days
b R K Narayan b is unusual among Indian authors writing in English in that he has stayed contentedly in his home country venturing abroad only rarely He rarely addresses political issues or tries to explore the cutting edge of fiction He is a traditional teller of tales a creator of realist fiction which is often gentle humorous and warm rather than hard hitting or profound Almost all of his writings are set in the fictional city of Malgudi and are narrowly focused on the lives of relatively humble individuals neither extremely poor nor very rich br br b The Guide b is one of his most interesting books which begins as a comic look at the life of a rogue but evolves into something quite different It should be noted that Narayan is not a devout Hindu and has accused Westerners of wrongly supposing that all Indians are deeply spiritual beings but it is also true that he was deeply impressed by some experiences he had with a medium after the sudden death of his young wife described movingly in The English Teacher br br Narayan has stated that the incident of the reluctant holy man was based on a real event which he read about in the newspaper br br Formerly India s most corrupt tourist guide Raju just released from prison seeks refuge in an abandoned temple Mistaken for a holy man he plays the part and succeeds so well that God himself intervenes to put Raju s newfound sanctity to the test br br Narayan s most celebrated novel b The Guide b won him the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy his country s highest literary honor, 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, A venerable tiger old and toothless now looks back over his life from cubhood and early days roaming wild in the Indian jungle Trapped into a miserable circus career as Raja the magnificent he is then sold into films co starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard skin until finding the human world too brutish and bewildering he makes a dramatic bid for freedom R K Narayan s story combines Hindu mysticism with ripe Malgudi comedy viewing human absurdities through the eyes of a wild animal and revealing how quite unexpectedly Raja finds sweet companionship and peace, 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