R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by C. N. Srinath

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
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Critical Essay by C. N. Srinath

SOURCE: "R. K. Narayan's Comic Vision: Possibilities and Limitations," in World Literature Today, Vol. 55, No. 3, Summer, 1981, pp. 416-19.

In the following essay, Srinath asserts the importance of the fictional Malgudi in Narayan's fiction.

R. K. Narayan's Malgudi has not changed much since 1935 when he wrote his first novel. It is the same pace of life, same locale, same topography, which should naturally amount to monotony; but thanks to the novelist's craftsmanship in not resorting to descriptions of the place, Malgudi is alive as a character. In novel after novel we find the familiar landmarks such as Nellappa Grove, the Lawley Extension, Kabir Road, the Albert Mission school, the spreading tamarind tree, the river Sarayu, the Mempi hills—all these are presented realistically, but what makes it a living reality in...

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