A Way In The World: A Novel

by V. S. Naipaul

Hardcover, 1994

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Knopf (1994), Edition: 1st, 380 pages


This novel explores colonial inheritance in a series of narratives that swing back and forth between past and present. It draws on examples of Spanish and British imperial history in the Caribbean, such as Raleigh's last expedition, placed within a context of echoing modernity.

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LibraryThing member kabouter
Partly autobiographical novel, with the inclusion of a couple of unwritten (or rather never before published stories). It gives us an insight in living in Trinidad and South America. The unwritten stories also seem to be based upon facts, so it has more the feel of a non-fiction book than a regular
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fiction novel. Probably not something I would have picked up myself, but as it won a major prize, I thought it needed checking out.
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