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text 2017-08-17 17:53
17th August 2017
The Suffrage of Elvira - V.S. Naipaul

The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves. 

 

V.S. Naipaul

 

Happy birthday, V.S. Naipaul! After the publication of his novella, The Suffrage of Elvira, the Trinidad-born British writer copied out many of the reviews by hand for his mother to read. 

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text 2015-02-26 11:20
V.S. Naipaul w dobrej cenie w Woblinku

Znowu miła wiadomość z woblink.com. Księgarnia proponuje dziś dobrą cenę (14,95 PLN) na e-booka Vidiadhara S. Naipaula pt. "Indie. Miliony zbuntowanych". Książkę recenzowałem tutaj. A oferta dostępna jest pod tym adresem. Polecam Waszej uwadze :)

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photo 2014-11-04 22:22
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Poza wiarą. Islamskie peregrynacje do nawróconych narodów - Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

"Zapytałem matkę Devi, ile lat mogą mieć według niej tamte ryżowiska. Powiedziała, że wiek pola ryżowego można ocenić po głębokości mułu. Te liczą około tysiąca lat. W tym mule można się zapaść po pachy."

V.S. Naipaul "Poza wiarą"

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text 2014-10-16 23:21
"Indie. Miliony zbuntowanych" Naipaula w dobrej cenie w publio.pl
Indie. Miliony zbuntowanych - Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Tym razem publio.pl proponuje dobrą cenę (14,96 PLN) na e-booka Vidiadhara S. Naipaula pt. "Indie. Miliony zbuntowanych". Książkę recenzowałem tutaj. A oferta dostępna jest do 17 X 2014r. w księgarni publio. Polecam Waszej uwadze :)

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review 2014-10-04 14:30
Naipaul's A Bend in the River
A Bend in the River - V.S. Naipaul

I have not read any Naipaul prior to reading this work.  The back of this book says that Naipaul is Conrad's heir and I couldn't agree with that more.  This book is set in a thinly disguised Congo and it documents the years following independence.  The book looks at the boom bust cycle tribal jealousies and tin pt dictators all told through the eyes of a true outsider.  The main character is of Indian Muslim origin and is part of the community that has lived on the east coast of |Africa for generations.  However, he is not interested in religion, slowly severs his ties to the family and as a completely unaligned person observes the slide into global isolation and dictatorship.

The book is proper post-colonial writing.  One always worries that such a book will depict people living in a garden of evil, then rapacious colonialism and then post-independent countries that fail because of subtler Western colonialism.  There is enough of that to be fair, but the narrative and observations of the boo are much richer and complex.  Naipaul won a Nobel Prize for literature.  I have no problem with that at all.

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