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A turn in the South

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st trade edView all editions and formats
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Naipaul's turn in the South takes him from Atlanta to Charleston, from Tallahassee to Tuskegee, from Jackson to Nashville to Chapel Hill. As he travels, he senses the strong pull the past exerts on inhabitants of the region: the weighty legacy of the land and history that seems to inextricably root to their homeland every Southerner he meets. Naipaul's journey is fueled by the ideas, the thoughts, the beliefs  Read more...
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Naipaul, V.S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
Turn in the South.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1989
(OCoLC)597425115
Named Person: V S Naipaul; V S (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) 1932- -- Journeys -- Southern States Naipaul; V S Naipaul
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0394564774 9780394564777 0679724885 9780679724889
OCLC Number: 18441460
Awards: Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Down home: A landscape of small ruins --
Atlanta: Tunning in --
Charleston: The religion of the past --
Tallahassee: The truce with Irrationality --
Tuskegee: The truce with irrationality --
Jackson, Mississippi: The frontier, the heartland --
Nashville: Sanctities --
Chapel hill: Smoke.
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.
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Naipaul's turn in the South takes him from Atlanta to Charleston, from Tallahassee to Tuskegee, from Jackson to Nashville to Chapel Hill. As he travels, he senses the strong pull the past exerts on inhabitants of the region: the weighty legacy of the land and history that seems to inextricably root to their homeland every Southerner he meets. Naipaul's journey is fueled by the ideas, the thoughts, the beliefs revealed in his probing conversations with Southern politicians and journalists, farmers and college professors, preachers and businessmen, waitresses and judges--who are his guides into the complex, often hidden, life of the South. ISBN 0-394-56477-4: $18.95.

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