R. K. Narayan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lakshmi Holmstrom

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of R. K. Narayan.
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Critical Essay by Lakshmi Holmstrom

Narayan is a comic novelist. His attitude to comedy grows out of a whole view of man's condition in the universe, and therefore the criticism of society and the observation of the social predicament implicit in his work is only incidental. For Narayan, society is not man-made by choices but existing as part of a universal order with which it is continuous. Thus to appreciate his work, one must understand his view of man's life in a universal order which is cyclical, of man's relation to this cyclical order and attachment to the wheel of existence. This can be seen in his work at three levels: his own philosophical and metaphysical beliefs; the beliefs he puts into the minds of his characters and from which he, as the author, detaches himself; and the...

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