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A Horse and Two Goats: Stories

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Viking Press
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Abhiram R
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brimming with RK Narayan's simplistic style of writing, with every story ending somewhat expectedly, but nevertheless leaving the reader with a sense of contentment.
Marina Dubois
This was an interesteing short story which can be analyzed on many aspects. The cultural clash is dominant. The American seems a bit snobbish with his fancy clothes and ignorant attitude, a stereotype of an American. He thinks he can buy everything for money, which in a way is quite funny.
The Indian though is quite sad. He's a sterotype as well, old, poor and uneducated, but full of wisdom and spirutuality.
We can also see the clash between materialism and spirutualism. Where the Amercian only
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McNatty
Apr 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
A small collection of short stories. A Horse and two goats is the name of the first short story which depicts village life in a frank and humourous way. I really enjoyed the story telling and it helped me understand a little better Indian culture. The latter stories were not quite as enjoyable but again intrigued me. Narayan is an excellent story teller and writes in a humourous fashion.
Mallika Soni
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is the best story of Narayan. I think the characters are the main beauty of the story. Yes, there is this constant battle between the Western and the Oriental and that again is beautiful. So, must read.
Katie
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not really sure what just happened. I think I enjoyed it but I'll have a better opinion on it after my class on it. It was easy enough to read when I wasn't confused as to who is speaking or what was happening. I really liked the ending though.
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Tejender Sandhu
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
R.K.Narayan is irreplaceable when it comes to short story-telling.
Ashishg
Feb 01, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of short stories pertinent to common village life but touching deep within the heart.
SnOw P Sa3m
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
It is a story of both humor and satire.
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R. K. Narayan is among the best known and most widely read Indian novelists who wrote in English.

R.K. Narayan was born in Madras, South India, in 1906, and educated there and at Maharaja's College in Mysore. His first novel, Swami and Friends and its successor, The Bachelor of Arts, are both set in the enchanting fictional territory of Malgudi and are only two out of the twelve novels he based
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