R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Harsharan S. Ahluwalia

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
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Critical Essay by Harsharan S. Ahluwalia

SOURCE: "Narayan's Sense of Audience," in Ariel, Vol. 15, No. 1, January, 1984, pp. 59-65.

In the following essay, Ahluwalia discusses how Narayan's awareness of his audience influences his writing.

R. K. Narayan is one of those creative writers who make a living out of their writing. He has struggled very hard to establish himself, i.e., to make himself and his works acceptable to a particular audience in the English-speaking world. Narayan's awareness of his audience is matched by his acute understanding of the commercial aspect of imaginative writing. Describing the book buying situation in his home town (Mysore) in an article published in 1953 he says that among a population of two hundred and seventy-five thousand persons capable of reading and appreciating his books and financially able to buy them, only 200 copies of his novel...

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