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A Turn in the South

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V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He has published more than 20 books of fiction and nonfiction, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival and An Area of Darkness. He lives in Wiltshire, England. He was knighted in 1990 and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

Synopsis:

Explores the complex life and culture of the South through interviews with well-known personalities and with everyday citizens, covering topics from religious fundamentalism to issues of race, class, and heritage

Synopsis:

In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South — from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Downhome : a landscape of small ruins — 1. Atlanta : tuning in — 2. Charleston : The religion of the past — 3. Tallahassee : the truce with irrationality, I — 4. Tuskegee : the truce with irrationality, II — 5. Jackson, Mississippi : the frontier, the heartland — 6. Nashville : sanctities — 7. Chapel Hill : smoke.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789280
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Civilization
Author:
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs 1865-
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Southern States Civilization 20th century.
Subject:
United States - South - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19900219
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
307

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"Synopsis" by , Explores the complex life and culture of the South through interviews with well-known personalities and with everyday citizens, covering topics from religious fundamentalism to issues of race, class, and heritage
"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South — from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.
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