[I Missed His Book, But I Read His Name"Though Authors Are A Dreadful ClanTo Be Avoided If You Can,I'd Like To Meet The Indian,M. Anantanarayanan.I Picture Him As Short And Tan.We'd Meet, Perhaps, In Hindustan.I'd Say, With Admirable Elan ,"Ah, Anantanarayanan --I've Heard Of You. The Times Once RanA Notice On Your Novel, AnUnusual Tale Of God And Man."And AnantanarayananWould Seat Me On A Lush DivanAnd Read His Name -- That Sumptuous SpanOf 'a's And 'n's More Lovely Than"In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan" --Aloud To Me All Day. I PlanHenceforth To Be An Ardent Fanof Anantanarayanan --M. Anantanarayanan.]

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