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A Turn in the Southby V.S. Naipaul
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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.
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
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.
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