The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel.
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About the Author
V.S Naipaul (1932), laureat du Booker Prize en 1971 et du prix Nobel de litterature en 2001, est notamment l'auteur de romans, "Le Masseur mystique" (Grasset, 2010), "L'Enigme de l'arrivee" (Grasset, Les Cahiers Rouges, 2012), de recits de voyage, "Le Masque de l'Afrique" (Grasset, 2011), d'essais, "Crepuscule sur l'Islam", et d'une correspondance, "Entre pere et fils" (Grasset, 2012).
Karl ]l Miller is co-editor of the London Review of Books, and Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London; his earlier books include Doubles: Studies in Literary History (OUP, 1985).
"Naipaul has constructed a marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power."–Newsweek