This study guide will help you analyse the text “A Horse and Two Goats” by R.K. Narayan. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, point of view and narrator, language, themes and perspectives.
Presentation of the text
Title: “A Horse and Two Goats”
Author: R.K. Narayan
Published in: “A Horse and Two Goats and Other Stories”
Date of Publication: 1970
Genre: Short Story
R.K. Narayan (1906-2001) was an Indian writer, born in British India in 1906. He started writing after first trying to adapt working as an administrative clerk and a teacher. The author’s first literary attempts were rejected, but he eventually gained popularity in 1945 thanks to his novel “The English Teacher”. Today, Narayan is considered one of the most popular Indian authors who wrote in English.
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