, Aug 29, 2006
- 288 pages
Four gems, with new introductions, mark acclaimed Indian writer R. K. Narayan's centennial
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,áMalgudi Daysápresents Narayan's imaginary city in full color, revealing the essence of India and of human experience.áThis edition includes an introduction by Pulitzer Prize- winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.á
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700átitles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theáseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateátranslations by award-winning translators.
From the Trade Paperback edition.