Miguel Street

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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ISBN : 1447209397
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (447 users)

Download or read book Miguel Street written by V. S. Naipaul and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-03-22 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Miguel Street, V. S. Naipaul’s first written work of fiction, is set in a derelict corner of Port of Spain, Trinidad, during World War Two and is narrated by an unnamed, precociously observant neighbourhood boy. We are introduced to a galaxy of characters, from Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build ‘the wild thing without a name’, to Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big-Foot, the bully with glass tear ducts. As well as the lovely Mrs Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. V. S. Naipaul writes with prescient wisdom and crackling wit about the lives and legends that make up Miguel Street: a living theatre, a world in microcosm, a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells – all seen through the eyes of a fatherless boy. The language, the idioms and the observations are priceless and timeless and Miguel Street overflows with life on every page. This is an astonishing novel about hope, despair, poverty and laughter; and an enchanting and exuberant tribute to V. S. Naipaul’s childhood home.

Notes on V.S. Naipaul's Miguel Street

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Pages : 60 pages
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Download or read book Notes on V.S. Naipaul's Miguel Street written by Laban Erapu and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Miguel Street

Publisher : Heinemann
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ISBN : 9780435989545
Pages : 196 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (989 users)

Download or read book Miguel Street written by V. S. Naipaul and published by Heinemann. This book was released on 2000 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say 'Slum!' because he could see no more. But to it's residents this derelict corner of Trinidad's capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else...Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed - but precociously observant - neighbourhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, by turns sweetly melancholy and anarchically funny. It overflows with life on every page.

Telling Stories

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 900449071X
Pages : 493 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Telling Stories written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 493 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community. Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's “Fox,” her version of what she calls in her commentary “displaced autobiography’” or “creative non-fiction.” Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.

Postcolonial Situation in the Novels of V.S. Naipaul

Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
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ISBN : 9788126903474
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (93 users)

Download or read book Postcolonial Situation in the Novels of V.S. Naipaul written by Champa Rao Mohan and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2004 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: V.S. Naipaul Is One Of The Most Celebrated Names In English Fiction Today. In His Fiction, Naipaul Presents A Subtle And Sensitive Account Of The Poignant Experiences Of The Colonized People. On The Other Hand, His Commitment To Truth Makes Him Conscious And Critical Of The Shortcomings Of Traditional Cultures As Well. This, Added To His Pessimist Vision Of The World, Makes Him A Highly Controversial Writer. The Present Study Gives A Comprehensive Account Of The Major Works Of Naipaul By Enquiring Into The Postcolonial Themes Of Alienation, Mimicry, Search For An Authentic Selfhood, Power And Freedom That Emerge From Their Reading. The Study Provides Fresh Insights By Raising Questions About Naipaul S Treatment Of Women And African Characters In His Fiction.

V.S. Naipaul

Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
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ISBN : 9788126903528
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (93 users)

Download or read book V.S. Naipaul written by Mohit Kumar Ray and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2002 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: V.S. Naipaul Has Claimed That All His Work Is Really One And He Has Been Writing One Big Book All These Years; Also, Considering The World He Has Stepped Into And The World He Has To Look At, He Cannot Be A Professional Novelist In The Old Sense. In His Early Youth Naipaul Took Up The Vocation Of A Writer As His Religion And, Since The Beginning Five Decades Ago, Has Drawn On His Intensely Personal Experience Of An Uprooted Person Adrift In The World, His Experience Of The Two Worlds To None Of Which He Could Really Belong An Experience That Imparts The Authentic Voice To His Works Both Non-Fiction And Fiction Enriched By A Distinct Autobiographical Flavour. Naipaul Himself Is Split Into His Characters In Whom Are Manifested Subtle Shades Of His Emotions And Traits. He Is Accidental Man, Dangling Man, History Man And The Mimic Man All Rolled Into One. Naipaul Is Also One Of Literature S Great Travellers, And His Absorption Into The Experience Of Rootlessness, The Alienating Effects Of Colonial Past On Today S Postcolonial People Has Taken Him To Africa, South America, India And All Over The World Not In Search Of Roots But In Search Of Rootlessness, And Has Yielded A Rich Harvest Of Travelogues Which Are About Much More Than Travel.An Author Of A Large Number Of Fictional And Non-Fictional Works, Naipaul Continues To Surprise, Excite, Provoke And Move Readers At Every Turn Of His Literary Voyage. Naipaul Has Unseverable Emotional Bond With India Which Remains For Him An Area Of Pain, An Ache For Which One Has A Great Tenderness Yet From Which He Wishes To Separate Himself. The World Of V.S. Naipaul Is The World Of Two Worlds. The Present Volumes Of Papers On Naipaul, Led By Naipaul S Nobel Lecture, Offer Illuminating Perspectives And Interesting Explorations Into This Rich, Enigmatic, Sad, Hilarious, And Fascinating World Of Naipaul.

V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer

Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN : 161117886X
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (611 users)

Download or read book V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer written by Gillian Dooley and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2017-02-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate for Literature, V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer introduces readers to the writer widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist who finds special satisfaction in overturning the vogue presuppositions of his peers. Gillian Dooley takes an expansive look at Naipaul's literary career, from Miguel Street to Magic Seeds. From readings of his fiction, nonfiction, travel books, and volumes of letters, she elucidates the connections between Naipaul's personal experiences as a Hindu Indian from Trinidad living an expatriate life and the precise, euphonious prose with which he is synonymous. Dooley assesses each of Naipaul's major publications in light of his stated intentions and beliefs, and she traces the development of his writing style over a forty-year career. Devoting separate chapters to three of his chief works, A House for Mr. Biswas, In a Free State, and The Enigma of Arrival, she analyzes their critical reception and the primacy of Naipaul's specific narrative style and voice. Dooley emphasizes that it is, above all, Naipaul's refusal to compromise his vision in order to flatter or appease that has made him a controversial writer. At the same time she sees the integrity with which he reports his subjective response to the world as essential to the lasting success of his work.

Miguel Street

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Pages : 222 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

Download or read book Miguel Street written by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul and published by . This book was released on 1959 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The time is World War II, the setting a derelict street in Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain. In this tender early novel, Naipaul renders the residents' lives (and the legends that arise around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion.

Laban Erapu

Publisher : East African Publishers
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Pages : 52 pages
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Download or read book Laban Erapu written by and published by East African Publishers. This book was released on with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Research Trends in Multidisciplinary subjects - Volume 1

Publisher : Archers & Elevators Publishing House
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ISBN : 9390996600
Pages : 324 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Research Trends in Multidisciplinary subjects - Volume 1 written by Sruthi.S, Dr Nitu Maurya, Er Yogendra kumar, M Praneesh and published by Archers & Elevators Publishing House. This book was released on with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Naipaul's Truth

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 9780742508088
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (58 users)

Download or read book Naipaul's Truth written by Lillian Feder and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2001 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lillian feder illustrates how Naipaul has emerged as one of the world's greatest, and most controversial, living writers.

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521483599
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

Download or read book Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul written by Fawzia Mustafa and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-09-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This introductory study offers a critical overview of the major works of V. S. Naipaul from 1950 to the present day. Professor Mustafa's main concern is with literary issues, but historical, political and cultural questions are also addressed, with comparative references to other postcolonial works. Paradoxically, a major segment of Naipaul's non-western, pro-decolonisation readership seized on negative elements in his thinking, while Western reaction to his ideas and themes led to set notions about Third-World society. Thus, his work has always been the object of radically divergent views, dependent on the perspective of the reader. In examining this issue, Mustafa introduces general debates about postcolonial literary production and its contemporary interrogation of narrative techniques, language, gender, race, and canon formulation.

Perspectives on Indian English Fiction

Publisher : Sarup & Sons
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ISBN : 9788176256391
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (256 users)

Download or read book Perspectives on Indian English Fiction written by Jaydipsinh Dodiya and published by Sarup & Sons. This book was released on 2006 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributed articles on 20th century English fiction.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN : 9789027234483
Pages : 700 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (234 users)

Download or read book A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries written by Albert James Arnold and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

Here and Elsewhere

Publisher : La Editorial, UPR
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ISBN : 9780847701919
Pages : 228 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (71 users)

Download or read book Here and Elsewhere written by Professor Gerald Guinness and published by La Editorial, UPR. This book was released on 1993 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the essays included in this text we can attest to Gerald Guiness' stature as an intelligent, innovative & specially graceful critic as he presents topics which might have seemed too current in the hands of any other commentator. Some of the titles of the essays present a suggestive sample of the books appeal: CONTEMPORARY PUERTO RICAN FICTION: AN OUTSIDER'S VIEW; "WHAT DID HE SAY, WHAT DID HE MEAN" THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF DISCOURSE IN PUERTO RICO.

Decolonization and the Other

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 144382173X
Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Decolonization and the Other written by Sharon C. Sewell and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04-16 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1962 Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago became independent countries; Barbados followed in 1966. In the years leading up to these events, the history of the British West Indies was written largely by the British, the colonial power, who focused on the process of decolonization and the key local players involved. After independence, local scholars also focused on the role of political leaders in the newly independent countries. To date, scholars have paid little attention to the impact of these events on the local populations of these islands. Decolonization and the Other: The Case of the British West Indies explores the local perspectives on, and reactions to, events by using West Indian literature to supplement the historical record. Beginning in the 1930s when local demands for political participation increased, through the process of decolonization, and into the early years of independence, West Indian writers used their life experiences to document local reaction. West Indian literature first appeared in 1950, when British publishers became interested in island authors and their novels. By using the novels to supplement the historical record, we can gain a better understanding of the process of decolonization and the early years of independence in the British West Indies.

The First Naipaul World Epics

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 9354352650
Pages : 344 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (354 users)

Download or read book The First Naipaul World Epics written by and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The plethora of commentary from highly respected voices in a broad cross-section of academic disciplines, which V. S. Naipaul's death on 11 August 2018 elicited, ranged so widely, both cognitively and emotionally, that if a student of literature, unfamiliar with the Naipaulian era, read it all, they would have failed to make sense of the divergences. Allegations included that he 'was a cruel man', 'a scarred man', 'the darkest dungeons of colonialism incarnate: self-punishing, self-loathing, world-loathing, full of nastiness and fury', 'a ventriloquist for the nastiest cliches European colonialism had devised to rule the world with arrogance and confidence' and so on. On the other hand, writers referred to Naipaul as a 'brilliant writer's writer', one 'who holds a mirror of imagination unto society to capture a certain view of reality' and one who 'has turned the genre of the travelogue into an art form'. Debates aside, many of us appreciate the value of Naipaul's writing to the deepest possible comprehension of the imperial impulse and the myriad reasons it manifested as colonialism. The First Naipaul World Epics is the first in a series of critical collections that aim to demonstrate this value. At the same time, the series seeks to help the new student through the quagmire of divergent opinions his personality and writing have generated.