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My Days is the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, one of the twentieth century's most important writers in the English language.

In the wryly funny style that has made him famous, R. K. Narayan shares his life story, beginning in his grandmother's garden in Madras with a ferocious pet peacock. As a young boy with no interest in school he trains grasshoppers and scouts and then, against the advice of all, especially his commanding headmaster father, the dreaming Narayan begins to write fiction. When one of his pieces is accepted by Punch magazine, what he describes as his 'first prestige publication', his life becomes gradually filled with bumbling British diplomats, strange movie moguls, evasive Indian officials and 'the blind urge' to fall in love.

Like his fiction, R. K. Narayan's memoirs are acutely perceptive of the human condition, often brilliantly funny and always forgiving.

My days - R K Narayan

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Title
My days - a memoir
Author
R K Narayan
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Picador
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20010622

My Days is the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, one of the twentieth century's most important writers in the English language.

In the wryly funny style that has made him famous, R. K. Narayan shares his life story, beginning in his grandmother's garden in Madras with a ferocious pet peacock. As a young boy with no interest in school he trains grasshoppers and scouts and then, against the advice of all, especially his commanding headmaster father, the dreaming Narayan begins to write fiction. When one of his pieces is accepted by Punch magazine, what he describes as his 'first prestige publication', his life becomes gradually filled with bumbling British diplomats, strange movie moguls, evasive Indian officials and 'the blind urge' to fall in love.

Like his fiction, R. K. Narayan's memoirs are acutely perceptive of the human condition, often brilliantly funny and always forgiving.

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R K Narayan (1906-2001) is the author of more than 15 novels. He is widely recognized as one of India's most eminent novelists.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Novelists, Indic - 20th century - Biography.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
179

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