A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub)


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  • A Way in the World A Novel
  • V.S. Naipaul
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780679761662

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Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters A Way in the World A Novel Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In his long awaited vastly innovative new novel Naipaul one of literature's great travelers Los Angles Tim. Naipaul hm Like almost all nobel price winners he sports a very intellectual form of writing so you have to really WANT to read one of his books This has been my 4th so far After A Bend in the River The masue of Africa and Islammic Journey and I must admit its always similar you have to struggle in the first 100 pages because the writer is overwhelming you with personal details you would like to spare yourself No I am not interested to know EVERY detail of Naipauls life and his impressions of the people who surrounded him A little bit of this is fine but please don t make it fill 20 pages His overall theme seems to be globalization the displacement of People who are from a colonial background and colonialism in itself themes I am very interested in But reading one of Naipauls books means you have to support every detail of Mr Naipauls opinion about a lot of things irrelevant to me until you are allowed to have a glimpse on the overall theme of his book colonialism in this case mixed with a historical overview of the displaced persons that are the heroes of this book Walter Raleigh Miranda Butler the revolutionary from Trinidad and some other local heros All of them interesting historical figures but I couldn t stand the way Naipaul presents them in long long dialogues ostentatively displaying all of his knowledge about them and making a big thing out of it Sometimes I got the impression that he had a book of notes that he never had used and now it was used to fill in local details like the smell of rain or the colour of cement It s not the insertion of these details that angered me but the way it seems to be artfully introducedgiving his writing an artificial smell Yes there were positive sides to this book But they were so scarce that I had to mark them IN the book Thoughts about colonisation and the ffelings of people who live in a colonized world the effects that this has on their personal feeling of the world And I learned something about the history of this part of the Caribbean Okay But I should rather have consulted Wikipedia instead of reading this bookI finished the book making a huge effort because I was rather inclined to put an end to reading at about page 220 I think this will be the last one I ever read of him because it didn t get better but worser with every book I read from this author Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you have to really WANT to read one of his books This has been my 4th so far After A Bend in the River The masue of Africa and Islammic Journey and I must admit its always similar Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you have to struggle in the first 100 pages because the writer is overwhelming Operation Warboard you with personal details The Exercise of Vital Powers you would like to spare Sri Dasam Granth Sahib yourself No I am not interested to know EVERY detail of Naipauls life and his impressions of the people who surrounded him A little bit of this is fine but please don t make it fill 20 pages His overall theme seems to be globalization the displacement of People who are from a colonial background and colonialism in itself themes I am very interested in But reading one of Naipauls books means Down a Narrow Path you have to support every detail of Mr Naipauls opinion about a lot of things irrelevant to me until Radical Reconstruction you are allowed to have a glimpse on the overall theme of his book colonialism in this case mixed with a historical overview of the displaced persons that are the heroes of this book Walter Raleigh Miranda Butler the revolutionary from Trinidad and some other local heros All of them interesting historical figures but I couldn t stand the way Naipaul presents them in long long dialogues ostentatively displaying all of his knowledge about them and making a big thing out of it Sometimes I got the impression that he had a book of notes that he never had used and now it was used to fill in local details like the smell of rain or the colour of cement It s not the insertion of these details that angered me but the way it seems to be artfully introducedgiving his writing an artificial smell Yes there were positive sides to this book But they were so scarce that I had to mark them IN the book Thoughts about colonisation and the ffelings of people who live in a colonized world the effects that this has on their personal feeling of the world And I learned something about the history of this part of the Caribbean Okay But I should rather have consulted Wikipedia instead of reading this bookI finished the book making a huge effort because I was rather inclined to put an end to reading at about page 220 I think this will be the last one I ever read of him because it didn t get better but worser with every book I read from this author

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Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters A Way in the World A Novel Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Es spans continents and centuries to create what is at once an autobiography and a fictional archaeology o. I am a huge admirer of VS Naipaul The Enigma of Arrival and A House for Mr Biswas are two of the best novels ever written in the 20th Century However I found this one to be uite a slog and a challenge Maybe I wasn t in the right frame of mind when reading it perhaps it s not a bedtime book Each chapter reads like a self contained story but linked by the meta narrative of European empire colonialism and Marxist or Black Nationalist anti colonial struggle it moves from the times of Sir Walter Raleigh and the 18th19th century Venezualian Spanish revolutionary Francisco de Miranda to contemporary times autobiographical reflections and a factional account of Naipaul s critical friendship with fellow Trinidadian intellectual and MarxistBlack nationalist CLR James The narrators thoughts on the CLR James character are not so kind However what Naipaul does is ask uestions and ponders on difficult themes he doesn t tub thump on causes he wants us to delve into the deep complexity of the human condition in finding a way in the world

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Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters A Way in the World A Novel Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free F colonialism Dickensian a brilliant new prism through which to view Naipaul's life and work New York Time. There was a cricket player a spinner called Nagamootoo some years ago in a West Indian team I saw on television I was intrigued the name could only be a version of Nagamuthu an unmistakable and typical name straight from the Tamil heartlands And it made me think of how the name could have gone to the islands would it have been his father or his grandfather who had gone and settled in the West Indies would they speak some form of Tamil at home would there be idols of Ganesh Pillaiyar in Tamil in a pooja room and so on He carried a connection to me a language that he would probably have never known but the connection was thereIt is these connections that bubble up and disturb in what is one of the most brilliant books I ve ever read I must note that if such a book so far away from the literary forms we know and recognize would have written by anyone else we all would have dismissed it as a freak show But this is Naipaul So we all pay attentionThe book is fiction non fiction and autobiography It is also Naipaul looking at himself through different lenses a sort of memoir Whatever it is it is infinitely beautiful as a portrait of a land and a peopleThere are several narratives in the book distinct and yet woven together like the intricacies of post colonial West Indian society the Indian merchant settlers the African plantation slaves the fleeing aborigines the lost Chinese and of course the English and the Spanish The major narratives are factualfictional accounts of 1 Naipaul s own early life as a writer2 A fellow Trinidadian s of the left leaning revolutionary variety life and writing3 A fading but important to Naipaul English writer 4 Sir Walter Raleigh whom we see looking for El Dorado in the Caribbean and failing 5 Francisco de Miranda whom we find trying to liberate Spanish South America and failingEach of these narratives has only one thing in common the Caribbean and it is through this lens that we look at history and culture and ambition and ultimately failure Loss and colonial baggage are what the themes mainly are but the book is also about other things bigger than the characters we meet There are unforgettable characters in each section beautiful terrible impossible characters And the writing is just magnificent The words seem to flow like the old stream near the old estates in Port of Spain that Naipaul describes lonely and cool and dazzling at the same time This was my first Naipaul and it has been a tumultuous initiation this is high class literatureAt the end of the prelude there is this line I loved We cannot understand all the traits we have inherited Sometimes we can be strangers to ourselvesThat is what the book is in the end an attempt at understanding who and what we are A attempt that as the author wants us to understand will always be doomed to fail Therein lie the uestions and the answers we all seek


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  1. says: A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul

    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) I have said in my comments on this site that I think that the millenarian tendencies of some of my shall we say zealous Christian forebears might have made me keenly receptive to dystopic narratives among other

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    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul I read this book about 12 13 years ago for a graduate class but promptly forgot about it probably because I didn't finish it It's one of the few Naipaul books I hadn't truly read so when I found it for sale at a used bookstore I figured it was time I feared it would be like some of his longer dryer travel books; observations mixed w

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    Read A Way in the World A Novel A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul Naipaul hm Like almost all nobel price winners he sports a very intellectual form of writing so you have to really WANT to

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    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) 45 starsThis is my first Naipaul and I was blind to what to expect It’s almost impossible to categorize—memoir travel writing fiction social criticism and Based largely in Naipaul’s native now there’s a word worth discussing in the context of this book’s themes Trinidad this educated me further on the history of forceful migration and its cultural implications As for the reading I was surprised to find that the lengthy detailed

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    Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) I am a huge admirer of VS Naipaul The Enigma of Arrival and A House for Mr Biswas are two of the best novels ever written in the 20th Century However I found this one to be uite a slog and a challenge Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind when reading it perhaps it's not a bedtime book Each chapter reads like a self contained story but linked by the meta narrative of European empire colonialism and Marxist or Black N

  6. says: Read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É V.S. Naipaul V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters Read A Way in the World A Novel

    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) For the most part a sensational book although a little inconsistent It's a difficult book to categorize because it was part essay part historical and part autobiographical It was basically a historical account of the colonization of the Caribbean with highly fictionalized stories of Raleigh and Francisco de Miranda mixed in with autobiographical stories of the author himself The writing was magnificent and Naipaul's p

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    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) There was a cricket player a spinner called Nagamootoo some years ago in a West Indian team I saw on television I was intrigued; the name could only be a version of Nagamuthu an unmistakable and typical name straight from the Tamil heartlands And it made me think of how the name could have gone to the islands would it have been his

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    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) Not a bad bookjust sort of 'scattered'To borrow the authors' own wordsthis book is a slippery piece of work You slip about and lose your foot

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    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) I really can't say I enjoyed reading this book I am actually surprised I finished it; since at times it is wooden and tiring There are other parts where Naipaul's talent shines but unfortunately they seem deeply flawed to me by the writer's perspective on race Not only has Naipaul made some outrageous comments on Muslims and women who have

  10. says: A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) V.S. Naipaul É 5 characters

    A Way in the World A Novel (E–pub) When I found this book I was intrigued by the description and had high expectations since Naipul is a Nobel Prize laureate The content was interesting but it seemed rather disjointed I found myself forgetting which characters were speaking who they were and how they were connected continually throughout the book Perhaps I was just distracted

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