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My Dateless Diary

(1960)
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An unusual and witty travel book about the United States of America. At the age of fifty, when most people have settled for the safety of routine, R. K. Narayan left India for the first time to travel through America. In this account of his journey, the writer's pen unerringly captures the clamour and energy of New York city, the friendliness of the West Coast, the wealth and insularity of the Mid-West, the magnificence of the Grand Canyon...Threading their way through the narrative are a host of delightful characters-from celebrities like Greta Garbo, Aldous Huxley, Martha Graham, Cartier Bresson, Milton Singer, Edward G. Robinson and Ravi Shankar to the anonymous business tycoon on the train who dismissed the writer when he discovered Narayan had nothing to do with India's steel industry. As a bonus, there are wry snapshots of those small but essential aspects of American life-muggers, fast food restaurants, instant gurus, subway commuters, TV advertisements, and American football. An entrancing and compelling travelogue about an endlessly fascinating land.

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October 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Dateless Diary
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-14-343186-2 / 978-0-14-343186-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: PRHI
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December 1989 : USA Paperback

Title: My Dateless Diary
Author(s): R K Narnyan, R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-86578-118-4 / 978-0-86578-118-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Dateless Diary: An American Journey (India)
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-14-010941-2 / 978-0-14-010941-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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Kindle Editions

October 2000 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Dateless Diary
Author(s): R K Narayan
Publisher: Penguin
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