Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307370617
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Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To the residents of Miguel Street, a derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital, their neighbourhood is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There’s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build “the thing without a name;” Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion; Big Foot, the dreaded bully with glass tear ducts; and the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. Their lives (and the legends their neighbours construct around them) are rendered by V. S. Naipaul with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion in this tender, funny novel.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: V. S. Naipaul,Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0435989545
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Heinemann
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781447209393
Available:
Release: 2012-03-22
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Pages: 222
ISBN: UCSC:32106008678887
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 207
ISBN: 843971050X
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: MONDADORI
Language: es

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Notes on V S Naipaul s Miguel Street

Notes on V S  Naipaul s Miguel Street
Author: Laban Erapu
Pages: 44
ISBN: IND:39000000258371
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A House for Mr Biswas

A House for Mr  Biswas
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780307370600
Available:
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him, and purchase a house of his own.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Pages: 241
ISBN: 207075698X
Available:
Release: 2001-10
Editor: Editions Gallimard
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Pour l'étranger qui passe en voiture, Miguel Street n'est que l'image sordide de l'un des innombrables quartiers miséreux de Port of Spain, île de la Trinité, entre les années 1939 et 1947. Mais pour ceux qui y vivent, c'est un monde plein de ressources, brillant, coloré, unique ; un univers où toutes les excentricités sont possibles. L'étrangeté des personnages, leur tristesse, leur folie, leurs comportements comiques, leurs mésaventures, tout ceci nous est conté avec humour, et partout transparaît une étrange bonhomie qui nous fait apprécier les faits divers de Miguel Street.

The Writer and the World

The Writer and the World
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307370648
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For forty years V. S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage -- nearly all of them heretofore out of print -- are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu’s mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The Writer and the World attests powerfully not only to Naipaul’s status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding.

Guerillas

Guerillas
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307370525
Available:
Release: 2012-03-08
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expatriate English couple and a West Indian would-be revolutionary yield to infidelity, sexual abuse, murder, and irrevocable mental and moral decay on a socially fragile, post-colonial Caribbean island.

The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is
Author: Patrick French
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780307270351
Available:
Release: 2008-11-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul’s life within a displaced community and his fierce ambition at school. He describes how, on scholarship at Oxford, homesickness and depression struck with great force; the ways in which Naipaul’s first wife helped him to cope and their otherwise fraught marriage; and Naipaul’s struggles throughout subsequent uncertainties in England, including his twenty-five-year-long affair. Naipaul’s extraordinary gift—producing, uniquely, masterpieces of both fiction and nonfiction—is most of all born of a forceful, visionary impulse, whose roots French traces with a sympathetic brilliance and devastating insight.

Miguel Street

Miguel Street
Author: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Pages: 222
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024635216
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Release: 1960
Editor: [London] : A. Deutsch
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roman om livet i en vestindisk gade

The Enigma of Arrival

The Enigma of Arrival
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307744036
Available:
Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of a writer's singular journey—from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another—this is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Yet it is also woven through with remarkable invention to make it a rich and complex novel.

The Lonely Londoners

The Lonely Londoners
Author: Sam Selvon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780241189467
Available:
Release: 2014-09-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London. Sam Selvon (b. 1923) was born in San Fernando, Trinidad. In 1950 Selvon left Trinidad for the UK where after hard times of survival he established himself as a writer with A Brighter Sun (1952), An Island is a World (1955), The Lonely Londoners (1956), Ways of Sunlight (1957), Turn Again Tiger (1958), I Hear Thunder (1963), The Housing Lark (1965), The Plains of Caroni (1970), Moses Ascending (1975) and Moses Migrating (1983). If you enjoyed The Lonely Londoners, you might like Jean Rhys's Voyage in the Dark or Shiva Naipaul's Fireflies, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London's West Indians' Financial Times 'The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos' Guardian

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Author: Fawzia Mustafa
Pages: 255
ISBN: 052148359X
Available:
Release: 1995-09-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical overview of V. S. Naipaul's major fictional and non-fictional publications to date.

The Only Road

The Only Road
Author: Alexandra Diaz
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781481457521
Available:
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK “An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this “powerful and timely” (Booklist, starred review) middle grade novel. Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead. Everyone in Jaime’s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that’s known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed—like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There’s only one choice: accompanied by his cousin Ángela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico. Inspired by true events, The Only Road is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. The story is “told with heartbreaking honesty,” Booklist raved, and “will bring readers face to face with the harsh realities immigrants go through in the hope of finding a better, safer life, and it will likely cause them to reflect on what it means to be human.”

Green Days by the River

Green Days by the River
Author: Michael Anthony
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0435989553
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Heinemann
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another perceptive novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities. It is the story of Shellie, a Trinidadian boy who moves to a new village and there meets two girls. He is charmed by Rosalie but he is attracted to the more cheerful and accessible Joan. Introduction by Gareth Griffiths.

A Turn in the South

A Turn in the South
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307370501
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

V. S. Naipaul’s first book about the United States is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the hidden life and culture of the American South — from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.

Family of Lies

Family of Lies
Author: Mary Monroe
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781617739958
Available:
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Dafina
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit--and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep. . . After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband. So when her husband's mistress gets pregnant, Vera figures that a little hush money will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone. . . Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah knows that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than Vera has planned for her. As Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . .

Miguel street eine Geschichte aus Trinidad

Miguel street    eine Geschichte aus Trinidad
Author: Vidiadhar S. Naipaul
Pages: 248
ISBN: 3548603157
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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