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The Train That Had Wings: Selected Stories of M. MukundanM. Mukundan; Translated from the Malayalam by Donald R. Davis Jr. 2005 Open access edition funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Humanities Open Book Program
Sixteen short story translations and a critical introduction, offering examples of Mukundan's realistic, existentialist, psychedelic, and parabolic stories, show his range and talent for the very short story. If Hawthorne wrote "twice told tales," Mukundan writes half-told tales, stories that jump in the middle, stomp around for just a minute, and leap away almost before the reader can settle in. Half-told, but a powerful and infectious half.
- 978-0-472-90167-8 (open access)
- 978-0-89148-090-7 (hardcover)
- 978-0-89148-091-4 (paper)
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