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  • The Guide
  • R.K. Narayan
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  • 09 February 2020
  • 9782843045813

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The Guide review ò eBook or Kindle ePUB R.K. Narayan Ô 3 free download En arrière plan d'une fiction aventureuse Le Guide et la Danseuse interroge l'imposture d'un faux gourou devenu sa propre dupe et scrute avec profondeur et subtilité la destinée humaine sujette aux chimères des passions « Je suis arrivé à la conclusion ue rien ne peut être caché ou supprimé c'est comme si on tentait de cacher le soleil avec une ombrelle » déclarera en fin de parcours notre ascète malgré lui nu et figé comme un héron dans les eaux bas. I am uite ashamed to say that apart from a few stories here and there I have not a read a single book by R K Narayan the creator of the mythical Malgudi So what better place to start with than this iconic novel There is hardly any person of my generation who does not know the story of the fraudster turned godman who performs the miracle of bringing rain to a parched village through his penance if not from the novel then at least from the classic 1965 movie starring Dev Anand and Waheeda RehmanThis is the story of Railway Raju from his start as a humble storekeeper through his rise in life as a guide to visitors and then the lover and manager of the dancer Rosie and his fall at the pinnacle of his success to the status of a forgery convict to his ultimate redemption as an accidental saint It is a fascinating human journey filled with laughter sorrow love and hatred told by the author with his traditional mix of sarcasm and sympathyRaju is a storekeeper at the railway station in the village of Malgudi when he discovers he can make money assisted by his glib tongue as a guide to the visitors to the village who come there for its scenic beauty and historical ruins He entrusts the running of the store to the station porter s son and with the help of his friend Gaffur and his ramshackle taxi becomes a guide famed throughout India Then one day the scholarly Marco arrives with his drop dead gorgeous dancer wife Rosie and Raju falls for her like a ton of bricks and becomes her clandestine lover When he learns that Marco does not care for his wife other than cart her round like a trophy and most importantly does allow her to indulge in her passion for dance Raju confesses his love for her and urges Rosie to dump her husband which ultimately happens though not exactly in the way he envisagesTeaming up with Rosie a woman of the caste of courtesans and somebody else s wife to boot results in Raju getting estranged from his mother and extended family He also loses his house to debt and his store which he had been neglecting in his amorous pursuits However he and Rosie stand by each other and he encourages her to take up dancing with gusto Rosie s talent and looks coupled with Raju s managerial skills make her one of the top dancers in India with wealth and fame in plenty Then a silly misjudgement by Raju and a thoughtless act of dishonesty brings his world crashing down overnight he is in jail as a forger having lost everythingComing out after two years Raju is resting in an abandoned temple by a river when a local villager Velan takes him to be a Sadhu and approaches him for advice The random words spoken by him work out and suddenly he has become a saint this is India Raju considers this a godsend and starts living on the largesse dished out by the illiterate yokels dispensing ambiguous nonsense in the name of divine wisdom Until one day in the middle of a severe drought his words are interpreted to mean that he will do a twelve day fast to bring rain Hoist with his own petard Raju is now in the unenviable position of living up to his reputation even if it means his ultimate demise And as he tries to do so and the village becomes the cynosure of India and the world the story comes to its beautiful ambiguous endingThis is ultimately a tale of redemption One of the popular fable types in India is that of the reformed rogue who having led a life of dissolution suddenly comes into contact with the Godhead and is redeemed remember even the legendary Valmiki the writer of Ramayana was a highwayman once This is Narayan s take on the same however he being who he is his tongue is in his cheek many a time The author does not idealise any of his characters neither does he demonise any of them Raju Rosie and Marco are all human beings with virtues and flaws By the time I came to the end of the tale of their convoluted fates the only emotion I felt for all of them was sympathy especially Rosie trying to realise herself follow her bliss to borrow from Joseph Campbell in a patriarchal society which would never accept her as person but only as pativrata chaste woman or a veshya prostituteRaju s forced sainthood is treated with refreshing humour Initially it is only another con job in a largely fraudulent life just a matter of survival However as the days go by we find him slowly growing into the persona he has created for himself and the world following to the extent of the government sending officials to see that no harm comes to him and the inevitable American journalist arriving at the spot with his cameras to broadcast the tale of the Indian Yogi to the world The concluding part walks the tightrope between tragedy and farce perfectly and the ending is near perfectI must read from this master storyteller Adult Head rien ne peut être caché ou supprimé c'est comme si on tentait de cacher le soleil avec une ombrelle » déclarera en fin de parcours notre ascète malgré lui nu et figé comme un héron dans les eaux bas. 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The Guide review ò eBook or Kindle ePUB R.K. Narayan Ô 3 free download U'on veut lui faire jouer « L'essentiel en matière de sainteté était semble t il de tenir des propos mystérieux » En alternance avec cette accession obligée à la sagesse on découvre les aventures passées de Raju du chemin de fer guide touristiue improvisé et sa rencontre avec Rosie affolante beauté à la gestualité de déesse L'esprit d'entreprise de Raju devenu son protecteur projettera Rosie la femme serpent au sommet de la gloire et du désenchanteme. it has truly been described as a pensive comedy this is the story of Raju an ordinary middle class man in South India who vicariously rose to the height of fame had a plunging fall then again rose up like the phoenix to become a swamiji a demi god More than Raju I sympathize with Rosy the dreamy eyed girl whose only passion was dance for which she had to suffer Her husband left her she took up with Raju but then Raju soon became somewhat like a mercenary feeding upon her income To the end she remains true to those who befriend her I would have loved to hear the story from Rosy s view point too All in all an enjoyable book with the usual R K Narayan flare for creating unusual situations involving ordinary people After Long Silence rencontre avec Rosie affolante beauté à la gestualité de déesse L'esprit d'entreprise de Raju devenu son protecteur projettera Rosie la femme serpent au sommet de la gloire et du désenchanteme. it has truly been described as a pensive comedy this is the story of Raju an ordinary middle class man in South India who vicariously Little Boy rose to the height of fame had a plunging fall then again The Wonder of Birds rose up like the phoenix to become a swamiji a demi god More than Raju I sympathize with Rosy the dreamy eyed girl whose only passion was dance for which she had to suffer Her husband left her she took up with Raju but then Raju soon became somewhat like a mercenary feeding upon her income To the end she Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution remains true to those who befriend her I would have loved to hear the story from Rosy s view point too All in all an enjoyable book with the usual R K Narayan flare for creating unusual situations involving ordinary people

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The Guide review ò eBook or Kindle ePUB R.K. Narayan Ô 3 free download Ses d'une rivière sacréeLibéré la veille de prison Raju s'installe pour la nuit dans un vieux temple abandonné non loin de Malgudi cité emblématiue née des mille souvenirs de l'auteur C'est le moment de faire le point sur les errements de son karma Plongé dans la rêverie des évocations il est soudain interpellé par un paysan naïf et humble ui croit voir en lui un de ces solitaires surnaturels swami en méditation Bon gré mal gré Raju accepte le rôle. My friend Jim Earl recently wrote an excellent article entitled How to Read the Indian Novel This article was the culmination of reading sixty Indian novels over a fairly short period of time His favorite Indian novelist of the many he read is RK Narayan So I picked up Narayan s The Guide and read it with some words from Jim ringing in my ears Narayan always seems simple and easy to read but he leaves one with much to ponder Yes indeed Raju the central character in this novel is a guide in several respects a tourist guide a guide to his lover s new career as a dancer a guide to the inmates in the prison where he serves and finally and most significantly a spiritual guide However he is always either exploiting others or acting disingenuously He falls madly in love with a married woman named Rosie detaches her from her scholar husband and builds her new career as a dancer into a remarkable success Still this is an exploitative relationship as his sexual obsession turns into an obsession to use her talent as well as her access to a box of jewels to acuire as much wealth as possible His fall ensues and after two years in prison where he becomes the warden s chief assistant he takes up residence in a temple along the Sarayu River Soon villagers come somewhat mysteriously to regard him as a saint and Raju inadvertently is caught up in a new act one which is sometimes uite funny and yet may or may not ultimately lead him to become precisely the holy man the worshippers think he is Narayan writes all this with great skill The novel is essentially a flashback as Narayan weaves together the story of Raju the holy man with Raju the scoundrel and obsessed lover The Guide I think will stay with me and if it does it will one day perhaps be upgraded to five stars