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Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Emily Greenwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Afro‐Greeks explores dialogues between anglophone Caribbean literature and the complex legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, from the 1920s to the beginning of the twenty‐first century. ... More


Translatio studii et imperii: The Manipulation of Latin in Modern Caribbean Literature

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes that one of the ways in which Caribbean Classics has been liberated from the colonial curriculum is through the rejection of the idea of a continuous transmission of empire from ... More


West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Bill Schwarz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things—new music, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This book explores the intellectual ideas that the West Indians brought ... More


Mimicry and Classical Allusion in V. S. Naipaul's The Mimic Men

Emily Greenwood

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter undertakes a reading of the classical allusions in V. S. Naipaul's novel The Mimic Men (1967), a novel which is often interpreted as Naipaul's verdict on the mimic dependency of ... More


Postcolonial Philology and the Passage of Literature

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 8 offers some concluding reflections on the practical and theoretical consequences of the book's comparative study of English, Creole, and Indonesian modernist formations. The chapter ... More


South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Ruvani Ranasinha

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of ... More


Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Simon Cooke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel by exploring wonder in contemporary travel writing. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in ... More


The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Denis Sampson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The five essays in this book investigate a key work early in the careers of V.S. Naipaul, Alice Munro, J.M. Coetzee, Mavis Gallant and William Trevor. Each of these major writers of fiction found ... More


V. S. Naipaul

Sue Thomas

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Vidiadhur Surajprasad Naipaul has abjured being categorised as West Indian. Becoming ‘extraregional’ for Naipaul has entailed not just a broadening of his range of literary subjects as in Mr Stone ... More


Salman Rushdie and V. S. Naipaul

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the transition between migrant and British-born/raised positioning through the figures of V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, arguing that the common reading of their liminal ... More


Questioning Civilizational Fault Lines

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter contests theories on civilizational fault lines by introducing the voices of diversity in the writings of Aziz Ahmad and Mohammad Mujeeb on the one hand, and Nirad C. Chaudhuri and the ... More


Metropolitan Modernism and Its West Indian Interlocutors

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four examines the BBC's role as a major patron of Caribbean writing in the 1950s and 60s through Caribbean Voices, a weekly literary program. Using extensive archival sources, this chapter ... More


V. S. Naipaul and Jamaica Kincaid: Rhetoric of National Dis-Allegiance

Bénédicte Boisseron

in Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049793
eISBN:
9780813050201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049793.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter revisits the assumed duty of loyalty that befalls immigrants in regard to their native postcolonial nations. It primarely questions whether publicly criticizing home should necessarily ... More


V. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River

Annabel Patterson

in The International Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of V. S. Naipaul's novel A Bend in the River, which chronicles the rapid changes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after independence. It first provides a ... More


V. S. Naipaul and the ‘gift of wonder’: The Enigma of Arrival (1987)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that wonder plays a pivotal role in the work of V.S. Naipaul – a writer often celebrated, or castigated, as a writer of disenchantment. It explores The Enigma of Arrival in ... More


(Post)colonial Translations in V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival

Shirley Chew

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines V. S. Naipaul's attitude towards Joseph Conrad by focusing on the complex manner in which colonial societies and colonial identity are revisioned in the novel The Enigma of ... More


Enchantment in Life: Mr. Sampath1 and the Naipaul Enigma

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Mr. Sampath is the story of Srinivas who arrives at Malgudi and realizes his proper goals. The first critical question on Mr. Sampath that Ranga Rao asks in this chapter is if Narayan identifies ... More


Worlds Lost and Founded: S. Naipaul as Belated Modernist

Michael Valdez Moses

in Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199980963
eISBN:
9780190910846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199980963.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers V. S. Naipaul as a belated modernist who exhibits what Harold Bloom terms an acute anxiety of influence. Naipaul denies any debt to Anglophone modernism and is widely ... More


Prologue: The writing voice

Denis Sampson

in The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The expression ‘finding a voice’ is commonly used by writers to suggest the discovery of an aesthetic authority that governs the development of their subsequent work. Novelists such as V. S. Naipaul, ... More


V. S. Naipaul’s Miguel Street: The ‘first true book’

Denis Sampson

in The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

V. S. Naipaul has described many times his breakthrough in writing Miguel Street. Naipaul grew up in Trinidad, in the minority community of Indians descended from indentured servants, but it was the ... More


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