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A Turn in the South (Vintage International)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"As befits the stature of its author, this travel account of the present-day South has received enormous attention. Excerpts, interviews, and reviews have appeared in all the right places, with most of the comment being distinctly favorable. And, indeed, this is not a bad book—much worse have been written about the South. But neither is it particularly profound, novel, or penetrating. Naipaul, as he admits, knew virtually nothing about the South when he set out on his journey, and so for much of the book he is busy discovering things most of his readers already know. Sometimes he discovers only crude stereotype and condescension, as in the long definition one arrogant Southerner delivers of 'redneck.' The book's greatest strength is partly a result of this weakness, for Naipaul sees with a clear and surprised eye things to which most of us have long since become numb." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679724889
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs 1865-
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
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:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19900231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.03x5.22x.71 in. .60 lbs.

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