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Author Barnouw, Dagmar.
Title Naipaul's strangers / Dagmar Barnouw.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003.

Author Barnouw, Dagmar.
Subject Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018 -- Travel.
Trinidadians -- Foreign countries -- History -- 20th century.
Strangers in literature.
Islam in literature.
Travelers' writings -- History and criticism.
Cultural pluralism in literature.
Intercultural communication in literature.
Islamic countries in literature.
Iran in literature.
Pakistan -- In literature.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 176 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-171) and index.
Contents Introduction : cultural plurality and cultural value -- Understanding strangers -- Postcoloniality and historicity -- Stories of other lives : novels -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; among the believers : an Islamic journey -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Iran -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Pakistan -- Uncertain histories : finding the center and the enigma of arrival -- Uncertain histories : a way in the world.
Summary From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V.S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond Belief) and his works that combine actual and fictional histories and memories (Finding the Center, The Enigma of Arrival, and A Way in the World) that Naipaul's work best exhibits a growing awareness of the complexities of cultural difference--and the incompleteness and uncertainty of understanding "strangers". In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world.
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System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 0253109752 (electronic bk.)
9780253109750 (electronic bk.)
0253342074 (alk. paper)
025321579X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780253342072 (alk. paper)
9780253215796 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780253342072
OCLC # 53012469
Additional Format Print version: Barnouw, Dagmar. Naipaul's strangers. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003 0253342074 025321579X (DLC) 2002014599 (OCoLC)50622914

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