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Miguel Street - V.S. Naipaul

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Miguel Street - V.S. Naipaul
Miguel Street - V.S. Naipaul
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  • Model: Book
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 21.00cm x 13.60cm x 1.80cm
  • ISBN: 978 90 450 0425 9

V.S. Naipaul


Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul tells, in Miguel Street in a gripping and compelling manner about the capital of his native Trinidad. What for an outsider looks like a dilapidated corner of Port of Spain, lurks in reality a caricatured world in which the tragicomic characters from Miguel Street live their lives. The unnamed narrator describes in a Dickensian manner the ups and downs of Popo, Bogart, Man-Man and large foot, whose lives, full of hope, despair and joy, are a colorful reflection of the ailing population of Trinidad. This book is an ode to these unique individuals, of which the narrator eventually will bid farewell. The memory of his own descent, however, he will always carry with him.

Miguel Street
is still one of the most read, most admired and most humorous works of V.S. Naipaul. It is to be read as a cheerful picaresque novel, but is also an unforgettable portrait of the provincialism in a broken-down colonial society.

Translated by: Guido Golüke

Dutch | paperback | 203 pages | Uitgeverij Atlas | Amsterdam | 2nd edition | 2007

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