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Critical Review by Hilary Mantel

SOURCE: "Real Magicians," in The New York Review of Books, Vol. XLII, No. 3, February 16, 1995, pp. 10-11.

This review of The Grandmother's Tale discusses Narayan's delicate treatment of his characters.

R. K. Narayan is a writer of towering achievement who has cultivated and preserved the lightest of touches. So small, so domestic, so quiet his stories seem; but great art can be very sly. Born 1906, publishing his first book in 1935, he is generally acknowledged to be India's greatest living writer. His writings span an age of huge social change, and in his stories and novels, set in the imaginary town of Malgudi, he has built a whole world for his readers to live inside. Graham Greene said, "Narayan wakes in me a spring of gratitude, for he has offered me a...

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