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Gunas Horror

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan

Published in print January 2017 | ISBN: 9780199470754
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780199087624 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0019
Gunas Horror

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Narayan’s last work, Grandmother’s Tale, a novella, tells the story of a determined young woman who goes searching for her husband missing for years. She succeeds in her mission but also encounters unexpected sub-sequences. Narayan’s final book is a good example. Narayan’s ‘telling’ strategy in this novella strikes us. Grandmother’s Tale is Narayan’s contribution to self-reflexive fiction. Towards the end of decades-long career as a storyteller, Narayan attempts to reconstruct in this book the story narrated by his own maternal grandmother Ammani, and also about her mother.

Keywords: Ammani; Susan Ram; N. Ram; Narayan’s last novella; self-reflexive fiction

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) ; Literature

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