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Middle-period novels: The Guide to The Painter of Signs

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/9780719059261.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Despite his involvement with Graham Greene and his tailoring aspects of his fiction to suit British tastes, R. K. Narayan did not travel outside India until the second half of his life. Then, after ... More


Middle-period novels: Mr Sampath to Waiting for the Mahatma

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/9780719059261.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Beginning with Mr Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi (1949) and culminating with The Painter of Signs (1976), the novels of R. K. Narayan's middle period represent his finest achievement. The ... More


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