A Bend in the River - V. S. Naipaul - Google книгиSet in an unnamed African country, V. Naipaul's A Bend in the River is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast. He believes The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it. It's an action packed novel written by a Nobel Prize winner. The story is great by itself and the underlying themes are there about the
The 100 best novels: No 90 – A Bend in the River by VS Naipaul (1979)
Is this the Congo? Naipaul, who is of Indian ancestry like Salim, is drawn to this visceral and dangerous scene while being at the same time disdainful of its crudeness and savagery. Indeed, Naipaul towers next to Conrad, whose work surely inspired this novel. In his prime, Naipaul was the greatest living writer of English prose and this in my judgment, slightly ahead of Guerrillas and The Enigma of Arrival is his masterpiece. He has added subsequently that his dream life has never been as fruitful since.
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Look Inside. Mar 13, ISBN Oct 20, ISBN Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man—an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in
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