Miguel Street

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Heinemann, 2000 - Fiction - 176 pages
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The vibrant community of Miguel Street is brought to life through the eyes of a child. Characters such as Bogart, Big Foot and Man-man refuse to be confined by the limitations of thier everyday existence and create a more romantic version of reality. The
 

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This book is a great example of west indian culture

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Miguel Street was set during World war ii and narrated by an unknow observation boy. V.S Naipaul is an indian writter who has written many novels that are set in the developing world.
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Street is the location of all the main characters in each series ; A street in the western part of Port of Spain. 

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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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