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Salt and Sawdust
Salt and Sawdust

Salt and Sawdust

by R K Narayan

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140236880 - Year: 1993 - Pages: 221

Binding

Paperback

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Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1993
Language: English
Pages: 221
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140236880

Description

A delightful new collection of stories and essays, some never published before, by India's greatest living novelist.

Salt and Sawdust , the little story, is a witty portrayal of a wife who cannot tell the difference between salt and sawdust ( when it comes to seasoning food), leaving her husband with no options but to cook himself . The wife meanwhile is writing a novel which takes up al her time and when it is finished she is, ironically, advised by her publishers to turn her novel into a cookery book.

In addition to short stories this book also has a section called Table Talk which, according to R K Narayan, is a new form of writing, without the compulsion of an argument or conclusion, on any theme and, without too definite a form. Writing in this vein then he gives us humorous pieces on, among other, language, personalities, travel, government - even parrots and a hangover.

Narayan's stories and sketches are, as always, infused with wit, warmth and a wonderful timelessness making this book an essential read for all Narayan enthusiasts.

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