Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A House for Mr. Biswas

Naipaul, V.S.A House for Mr. Biswas London: Andre Deutsch, 1961. [Hardcover]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A House for Mr Biswas is a 1961 novel by V. S. Naipaul, significant as Naipaul's first work to achieve acclaim worldwide. It is the story of Mr Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian who continually strives for success and mostly fails, who marries into the Tulsi family only to find himself dominated by it, and who finally sets the goal of owning his own house. Drawing some elements from the life of Naipaul's father[1][2], the work is primarily a sharply-drawn look at life that uses postcolonial perspectives to view a vanished colonial world.

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