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Early novels

John Thieme

in R. K. Narayan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Three of R. K. Narayan's novels – Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) – are often grouped together as a kind of loose trilogy about the coming of age ... More


The Zenith of Greats

W. H. Walsh

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The term Literae Humaniores was used in Oxford University's examination statute of 1800 to designate a major constituent in the new requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. According to the ... More


Some Eternal Scheme: The English Teacher and the Partitive Parallax1

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Ranga Rao states in this chapter that one of the most popular of Narayan’s novels, The English Teacher is also a victim of lopsided reception: that the novel falls in two distinctive halves, the ... More


College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Aspiring college students and their families have many options. A student can attend an in-state or an out-of-state school, a public or private college, a two-year community college program or a ... More


First Love Again!: The Painter of Signs

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This chapter recounts The Painter of Signs where Narayan creates an idealist sign painter. Set in a conservative town in south India, this work is the biggest surprise from Narayan. A modern young ... More


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