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In a free state, V.S. Naipaul

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In a free state
Title
In a free state
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V.S. Naipaul
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives. In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people -- Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious "compound wife" -- are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting suggest Idi Amin's Uganda. And the farther Naipaul's protagonists travel into it, the more they find themselves crossing the line that separates privileged outsiders from horrified victims. Alongside this Conradian tour de force are four incisive portraits of men seeking liberation far from home. By turns funny and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In A Free State is Naipaul at his best
Summary
A short novel on two English people and their search for freedom in a complex African nation accompanies two works of fiction which illustrate the consequences of liberation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booker Prize, 1971.
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046802
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
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Naipaul, V. S.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Travelers
  • Culture conflict
  • British
  • East Indians
  • West Indians
Target audience
adult
Label
In a free state, V.S. Naipaul
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Copyright
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000023559487
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781400030552
Lccn
2002524047
System control number
(OCoLC)49760827
Label
In a free state, V.S. Naipaul
Link
Publication
Copyright
Control code
000023559487
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781400030552
Lccn
2002524047
System control number
(OCoLC)49760827

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