Comedies of translation: R.K. Narayan, V.S. Naipaul, Annie Saumont, and beyond


This paper responds to Shashi Tharoor’s criticism that “much of Narayan’s prose reads like a translation.” He does not name any writers in another language to back up his claim and without doing so there is an explanation for his impression, but one which leaves it looking misleading.

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Terence Rajivan Edward
University of Manchester (PhD)


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