A Horse and Two Goats is one of the gems from R.K. Narayan`s kitty. The author has contributed immensely to the development of literature by the dint of his irony and humour. `A Horse and Two Goats` reflects the conversation between Muni and a red-faced American depicting the differences in their thoughts, owing to the problematized situation as both have their different languages hardly understood by the other. The title signifies the feeling of Muni when he was selling his two goats to the American though that was only a piece of statue.
The author R. K. Narayan is one of the popular Indian writers writing in English often termed as the Indo-Anglican writer. As a novelist he upholds the Indian essence in all his works rather than adopting traditional Western style while the language elected for the expression of his emotion is obviously a borrowed one: English. An excellent short story teller, he wrote many short stories, which are published collectively under many headings. `A Horse and Two Goats` did not achieve a wide international audience until 1970 when it became the title story of R. K. Narayan`s seventh collection of short stories. It was `A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories`. It reached an even wider audience in 1985 when it was included in Under the Banyan Tree, Narayan`s tenth and best-selling collection. By this time Narayan was well established as one of the most prominent Indian authors writing in English in the 20th century. Narayan is best known for his fourteen novels and stories, many of which are placed in the fictional town of Malgudi. However, the story of `A Horse and Two Goats` does not unfurl in Malgudi. This story is considered to be a fine example of Narayan`s deftness in creating engaging characters and humorous dialogues.
Synopsis of "A Horse and Two Goats" by R.K Narayan
The book `A horse and two Goats` was first published in Chennai, in a newspaper named `The Hindu` in 1960. The story presents a comic dialogue between...
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