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    DescriptionTwo comic gems from the father of modern Indian fictiona available in one volume for the first time These two novels show R. K. Narayan at his best, offering enchanting tales of human absurdity that are also skillfully woven parables infused with Hindu mysticism. A Tiger for Malgudi is told from the point of view of the tiger Raja, now old and toothless, who looks back on his life in the circus and in films, and on his dramatic bid to escape the brutish human world in a quest for freedom. The Man-Eater of Malgudi is the story of Nataraj, a mild-mannered printer who stands up to Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, when Vasu begins to covet the beloved temple elephant for his collection.


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    Title
    A Tiger for Malgudi and the Man-Eater of Malgudi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R K Narayan, Introduction by Pico Iyer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 341
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143105800
    ISBN 10: 0143105809
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
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    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 823/.912
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC009000
    LC classification: PR9499.3.N3 T54 2009
    BISAC region code: 2.3.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    28 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.
    Review quote
    " Narayan's comedy . . . is classical art, profound in feeling and delicate in control." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Narayan is a first-rate storyteller." -"The New Yorker"