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My Days

(1974)
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"I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work of fiction." So begins the last chapter of My Days, the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, hailed as "India's most notable novelist and short-story writer" by the New York Times Book Review.

In his usual winning, humorous style, R. K. Narayan shares his life story, beginning in his grandmother's garden in Madras with his ferocious pet peacock. As a young boy with no interest in school, he trains grasshoppers, scouts, and generally takes part in life's excitements. Against the advice of all, especially his commanding headmaster father, the dreaming Narayan takes to writing fiction, and one of his pieces is accepted by Punch magazine (his "first prestige publication"). Soon his life includes bumbling British diplomats, curious movie moguls, evasive Indian officials, eccentric journalists, and "the blind urge" to fall in love. R. K. Narayan's larger-than-life perception of the human comedy is at once acute and forgiving, and always true to it.

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January 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-88001-625-6 / 978-0-88001-625-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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April 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Days: An Autobiography
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-7011-2074-6 / 978-0-7011-2074-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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June 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-670-49818-1 / 978-0-670-49818-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 1-4472-1926-0 / 978-1-4472-1926-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2008 : Paperback
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Title: My Days:Autobiography(Birth centenary 2006)[Paperback][Jan 01,2006]
Author(s): R K NARAYAN
ISBN: 818598624X / 978-8185986241
Publisher: NA
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January 1995 : Paperback
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 8185986169 / 978-8185986166
Publisher:
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Days: A Memoir: An Autobiography
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-330-48443-5 / 978-0-330-48443-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: My Days (Pb)
Author(s): Narayan Rk
ISBN: 0-330-48692-6 / 978-0-330-48692-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-670-87384-5 / 978-0-670-87384-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: South Asia Books
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August 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Days: A Memoir: An Autobiography
Author(s): R K Narayan
ISBN: 0-14-011207-3 / 978-0-14-011207-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Days
Author(s): R K Narayan
Publisher: Ecco
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