Sunday, September 9, 2007

A writer's nightmare : selected essays -- R.K. Narayan.


R K Narayan has been one of my favorite writers for a long time. Not much I need to say about him. A writers nightmare is collection of essays with topics ranging from casual narrations of his lost umbrella to "next sunday" syndrome (on how we put of all things we want to do to sundays) to more serious subjects of Nobel prizes given away every year to a more personal account of his acquaintance with celebrities of yesteryears like Mrs Indira Gandhi, the flamboyant Devv Anand et al.

This book like most of his other works carries the simplicity in language, richness in content and has quiet undercurrent of humor which hits rough surfaces at times and you can't resist a chuckle or two. A good read on a bright afternoon while you are cooling down yourself and need a refreshing view of trivial things in your everyday life.

You can get it from :
Amazon.com
Seattle Public Libraray

7 comments:

Harini Sridharan said...

Me is the borrowing from you :D

Sugavan said...

Is he the person who wrote Malgudi days? Preetha keeps laughing all the while reading this book. About this kid who trys to get his teacher to beat him up or something...

Harini Sridharan said...

yea, same guy

sandeep said...

Harini - let me know when you want to take it.

Harini Sridharan said...

In the process of reading... it is very amusing that he can pick up any random, mundane thing and write about it :)

The language at some places though wasnt eloquent enough for coming from such an distinguished writer.. I dont know why. Maybe he wanted it to sound very dairy-writing-like.

ashok said...

happy morning dearfriends! Its difficult to accept that he is no more !.... He is always inspiring for young writers who are always in search of topics example like me!.... Its very astonishing to see he has taken any topic he has put life into it!.... hats off to this "litreary Legend".... Its nice to hear few words about him from u guys!...

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