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Publisher Comments:

In 1960 the government of Trinidad invited V. S. Naipaul to revisit his native country and record his impressions. In this classic of modern travel writing he has created a deft and remarkably prescient portrait of Trinidad and four adjacent Caribbean societies–countries haunted by the legacies of slavery and colonialism and so thoroughly defined by the norms of Empire that they can scarcely believe that the Empire is ending.

In The Middle Passage, Naipaul watches a Trinidadian movie audience greeting Humphrey Bogart’s appearance with cries of “That is man!” He ventures into a Trinidad slum so insalubrious that the locals call it the Gaza Strip. He follows a racially charged election campaign in British Guiana (now Guyana) and marvels at the Gallic pretension of Martinique society, which maintains the fiction that its roads are extensions of France’s routes nationales. And throughout he relates the ghastly episodes of the region’s colonial past and shows how they continue to inform its language, politics, and values. The result is a work of novelistic vividness and dazzling perspicacity that displays Naipaul at the peak of his powers.

Synopsis:

A look at Trinidad, British Guiana, Surinam, Martinique, and Jamaica focuses on the influence of European colonization on the language, politics, values, and culture of the Caribbean. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

V. S. Naipaul lives in Wiltshire, England.

Table of Contents

Indhold: Middle Passage — Trinidad — British Guiana — Surinam — Martinique — On to Jamaica.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307776532
Subtitle:
The Caribbean Revisited
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Author:
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
Author:
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad
Subject:
History : Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
West Indies
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
South America Description and travel.
Subject:
West Indies Description and travel.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Subject:
Latin America-Caribbean
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1962
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
243

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Product details 243 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307776532 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A look at Trinidad, British Guiana, Surinam, Martinique, and Jamaica focuses on the influence of European colonization on the language, politics, values, and culture of the Caribbean. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , V. S. Naipaul lives in Wiltshire, England.
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