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Naipaul's strangers [electronic resource] / Dagmar Barnouw.

By: Barnouw, Dagmar.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xv, 176 p.).ISBN: 0253109752 (electronic bk.); 9780253109750 (electronic bk.); 0253106400; 9780253106407.Subject(s): Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation | Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- -- Travel | Trinidadians -- Foreign countries -- History -- 20th century | Strangers in literature | Islam in literature | Travelers' writings -- History and criticism | Cultural pluralism in literature | Intercultural communication in literature | Islamic countries in literature | Iran in literature | Pakistan -- In literature | Naipaul, V. S., 1932- Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad | Pluralism (Social sciences) in literature | Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- -- Critique et interpr�etation | Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932- -- Voyages | Trinidadiens �a l'�etranger -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | �Ecrits de voyageurs -- Histoire et critique | Pluralisme dans la litt�erature | Communication interculturelle dans la litt�erature | �Etrangers dans la litt�erature | Islam dans la litt�erature | Pays musulmans dans la litt�erature | P*akist*an dans la litt�erature | Iran dans la litt�erature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Cultuurkritiek | Reisverhalen | Naipaul, Vidiadhar SGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Naipaul's strangers.DDC classification: 823/.914 Other classification: 18.07 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : cultural plurality and cultural value -- Understanding strangers -- Postcoloniality and historicity -- Stories of other lives : novels -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; among the believers : an Islamic journey -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Iran -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Pakistan -- Uncertain histories : finding the center and the enigma of arrival -- Uncertain histories : a way in the world.
Summary: From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V.S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond B.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-171) and index.

Introduction : cultural plurality and cultural value -- Understanding strangers -- Postcoloniality and historicity -- Stories of other lives : novels -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; among the believers : an Islamic journey -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Iran -- Stories of other lives : documentaries ; beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples : Pakistan -- Uncertain histories : finding the center and the enigma of arrival -- Uncertain histories : a way in the world.

From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V.S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond B.

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