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Authority and authorship in V.S. Naipaul

Author: Imraan Coovadia
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature. Imraan Coovadia argues that the post-colonial societies Naipaul studies in novels such as A Bend in the River and Guerillas are defined by the fragility of their authority. Coovadia demonstrates through close reading, how Naipaul, born in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; Vidiadhar S Naipaul; V S Naipaul
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imraan Coovadia
ISBN: 9780230615359 023061535X
OCLC Number: 265733643
Description: 188 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Authority and misquotation in A bend in the river --
The cold joke --
V.S. Naipaul and the black power killings in Trinidad --
V.S. Naipaul and the Muslims --
V.S. Naipaul and the uses of South Africa.
Responsibility: Imraan Coovadia.

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This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature.  Read more...

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"In this sharp and subtle book, Coovadia demonstrates that V.S. Naipaul's authority as an interpreter of non-Western societies is built on a set of literary devices, such as the 'cold joke, ' that Read more...

 
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