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The Resource The mystic masseur, by V.S. Naipaul

The mystic masseur, by V.S. Naipaul

Label
The mystic masseur
Title
The mystic masseur
Statement of responsibility
by V.S. Naipaul
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel, Nobel Prize winner V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realise that in the 1940s masseurs were the island's medical practitioners of choice. As one character observes, "I know the sort of doctors they have in Trinidad. They think nothing of killing two, three people before breakfast." Ganesh's ascent is variously aided and impeded by a Dickensian cast of rogues and eccentrics. There's his skeptical wife, Leela, whose schooling has made her excessively, fond. Of; punctuation: marks!; and Leela's father, Ramlogan, a man of startling mood changes and an ever-ready cutlass. There's the aunt known as The Great Belcher. There are patients pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles
Summary
Ganesh is transformed from an unsuccessful primary-school teacher and clumsy masseur in Trinidad into a healing mystic, in a novel set against the backdrop of 1940s Trinidad
Storyline
Tone
Character
Audio
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10762497
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1932-2018
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Naipaul, V. S.
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Ron Butler
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Butler, Ron
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True
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  • Successful people
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The mystic masseur, by V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064797462
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 8 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538555262
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMcjxw
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1081311715
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The mystic masseur, by V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from disc label
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064797462
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 8 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538555262
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZMcjxw
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1081311715
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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