Miguel Street

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Heinemann, 2000 - Fiction - 176 pages
31 Reviews
Life in Trinidad is described through the eyes of a street rab in Miguel Street. The happy-go-lucky community abounds in eccentric characters.
  

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User Review  - Jigar Brahmbhatt - Goodreads

How beautiful this book is! How simple! How charming! The Caribbean street filled with lowlifes, with dreamers, with quirky, street-smart or naive characters literally comes to life in Naipaul's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Mukasa - Goodreads

Let no one fool you into thinking that just because this book is set in the beautiful island of Trinidad, that somehow it will pander to the stereotype of the Caribbean as being an idyllic eco ... Read full review

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Contents

BOGART
1
THE THING WITHOUT A NAME
8
GEORGE AND THE PINK HOUSE
15
HIS CHOSEN CALLING
24
MANMAN
32
B WORDSWORTH
40
THE COWARD
49
THE PYROTECHNICIST
59
THE MATERNAL INSTINCT
81
THE BLUE CART
90
LOVE LOVE LOVE ALONE
100
THE MECHANICAL GENIUS
115
CAUTION
130
UNTIL THE SOLDIERS CAME
141
HAT
157
HOW I LEFT MIGUEL STREET
170

TITUS HOYT IA
70

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Vidiadhar Surajprasad (V. S.) Naipaul was born on August 17, 1932. He was born of Hindu parents in Trinidad. V. S. Naipaul was educated at Oxford University and has lived in Great Britain since 1950. With an exile's sensibility, Naipaul's writing is concerned with both the West Indies of his childhood and his strong identification with India. A House for Mr. Biswas (1961), his most well-known work, solidified his reputation as a novelist. It tells the tragicomic story of the search for independence and identity of a Brahmin Indian living in Trinidad. Naipaul's work, even when he appears to be analyzing a picturesque character, is really an analysis of the entire society of Trinidad. The Middle Passage (1962) extends this analysis of the social order to other areas of the West Indies. His novel, A Bend in the River (1979) set in a new African nation, depicts the difficulties ordinary people face during times of political upheaval. A Turn in the South (1989) is a sensitive portrayal of the American South. Naipaul is regarded by many as one of the best writers of our time, and he is a perennial nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he finally won on October 11, 2001.

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