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London calling : V.S. Naipaul, postcolonial Mandarin

Author: Rob Nixon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging the popular view that Naipaul is a literary mediator between First and Third World experience in the post-colonial era, this study argues that his work articulates a set of values that  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; Vidiadhar S Naipaul; Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul; Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul; V S Naipaul
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Nixon
ISBN: 0195067177 9780195067170
OCLC Number: 23869905
Description: 229 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Naipaul's Chronology --
The License of Exile --
Naipaul and the Traditions of Travel --
At the Generic Crossroads: Travel Writing, Ethnography, and Autobiography --
Preparations for Travel: Naipaul's Conradian Atavism --
The Terms of Dismissal: 'Barbarism, ' 'Primitivism, ' and 'Simple Societies, ' --
'Mimicry, ' 'Parasitism, ' and Resistance --
Conclusion: A Kinder, Gentler Naipaul?
Responsibility: Rob Nixon.
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