Ordinary Human Language

by Brian Crane

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

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A better, more developed book that The Bachelor of Arts. Narayan is representing a different sense of self, and so when the protagonist does “what is right” and the villain did “what is wrong,” the qualities that normally slot into those categories in books I read were all jumbled up. I found the mix excruciating: I was genuinely uncomfortable reading this book. Which is a good thing.

July 2011

Posted September 12, 2011