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Authority and authorship in V.S. Naipaul

Author: Imraan Coovadia
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print 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; V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; Vidiadhar S Naipaul
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Imraan Coovadia
ISBN: 9780230615359 023061535X
OCLC Number: 265733643
Description: 188 pages : illustrations ; 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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Coovadia demonstrates through close reading, how Naipaul, born in Trinidad to an Indian family and resident of the United Kingdom,asserts hisimaginative authority over many different situations  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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