A House For Mr Biswas

Author: V. S. Naipaul
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With an introduction by author Teju Cole, A House for Mr Biswas is Nobel Prize in Literature winner V. S. Naipaul's unforgettable masterpiece. Heart-rending and darkly comic, it has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels, a classic that evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad. He was struck again and again by the wonder of being in his own house, the audacity of it: to walk in through his own front gate, to bar entry to whoever he wished, to close his doors and windows every night. Mr. Biswas has been told since the day of his birth that misfortune will follow him – and so it has. Meaning only to avoid punishment, he causes the death of his father and the dissolution of his family. Wanting simply to flirt with a beautiful woman, he ends up marrying her, and reluctantly relying on her domineering family for support. But in spite of endless setbacks, Mr. Biswas is determined to achieve independence, and so he begins his gruelling struggle to buy a home of his own.

A House For Mr Biswas

Author: V. S. Naipaul
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"A marvellous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels" Newsweek "A work of great comic power qualified with firm and unsentimental compassion." Anthony Burgess A House for Mr Biswas is V.S. Naipaul's unforgettable third novel. Born the "wrong way" and thrust into a world that greeted him with little more than a bad omen, Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence. But his determined efforts have met only with calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, Mr Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. He marries into the domineering Tulsi family, on whom he becomes indignantly dependent, but rebels and takes on a succession of occupations in an arduous struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. Heartrending and darkly comic, A House for Mr Biswas masterfully evokes a man's quest for autonomy against the backdrop of post-colonial Trinidad.

V S Naipaul S A House For Mr Biswas

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Harish Trivedi, Professor of English, Delhi University; contributed articles.

V S Naipaul A House For Mr Biswas

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V S Naipaul S A House For Mr Biswas

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A House For Mr Biswas

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Trinidad. Mr. Mohun Biswas, a tenderhearted fellow with a thirst for books, struggles for independence from his wife's domineering family.

A House For Mr Biswas

Author: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
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Poor but high-caste Hindu of Trinidad, under the rule of his domineering mother-in-law, longs desperately for a house of his own. A picture of Hindu life in the West Indies.

Order And Chaos In Colonial Trinidad V S Naipaul S Novel A House For Mr Biswas

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Trier, 25 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit befasst sich mit dem ersten grossen Roman des aus Trinidad stammenden, in England lebenden Literaturnobelpreistragers Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas. Naipaul schildert aus der Erinnerung den Lebensweg seines eigenen Vaters im spatkolonialen Trinidad, der gekennzeichnet ist vom Kampf um Unabhangigkeit und Eigenstandigkeit, von der Suche nach Orientierung und einer gultigen Ordnung in einer von gesellschaftlichen Umwalzungen gepragten Umgebung. Biswas' individualistische Suche spielt sich ab vor dem Hintergrund einer traditionellen hinduistischen Grossfamilie. Das einzigartige gesellschaftliche Gefuge der Westindischen Inseln in der ersten Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts und insbesondere das Vorhandensein einer zahlenmassig betrachtlichen indischen Minderheit bedarf zunachst einer knappen geschichtlichen Herleitung. Die Strukturen und Ordnungsprinzipien der indischen Gesellschaftsgruppe - und die Entwicklungen, denen diese unterworfen sind - werden dann anhand der Tulsis, der Grossfamilie, in die Biswas einheiratet, naher beleuchtet. Im Anschluss daran folgt eine Auseinandersetzung mit Biswas selbst. Zum besseren Verstandnis seines Charakters erfolgt zunachst eine Untersuchung seines eigenen familiaren Hintergrunds. Dieser bildet eine Erklarungsgrundlage fur Biswas' Orientierungsversuche. Verschiedene Orientierungsangebote, die sich ihm im Laufe seines Lebens eroffnen, werden auf ihre Gultigkeit fur Biswas hin untersucht. Abschliessend wird neben dem Versuch einer Klarung der Ausgangsfrage - konnte Biswas' Sehnsucht nach Ordnung gestillt werden? - auch den Besonderheiten des Autors Naipaul, der Leser und Rezensenten in Ost und West gleichermassen fasziniert wie polarisiert, einige Aufmerksamkeit gew