The bend in the river

  • 190 Pages
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Coronet , London
Fiction in Eng
StatementIris Bromige.
The Physical Object
Pagination190p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15005210M
ISBN 100340210001
OCLC/WorldCa16367129

A Bend in the River () is Nobel laureate winner () V. Naipaul’s now classic novel of Africa set following the end of British colonialism. At the heart of his novel is an Indian shopkeeper given only the name of Salim who arrives in an unnamed town in Africa far from the west by: River Bend Bookshop - COVID Response River Bend is a community resource, and our intention is to remain available to serve you.

As of 3/17 our doors are closed to browsing. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul - This is a memoir of a shopkeeper of Indian descent in a town with no name on a bend in the river in a fictional post-colonial country in central Africa. The writing is dull; the story, what little there is of it, drags/5.

A Bend in the River, published inpresents a terrifying vision of life as it is lived in dark corners of the world, beyond the soporific blanket of western affluence. It is set in an imaginary country that strongly resembles the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the days of President Mobutu/5().

A Bend in the River, novel by V.S. Naipaul, published in Reminiscent of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, A Bend in the River chronicles both an internal journey and a physical trek into the heart of Africa as it explores the themes of personal exile and political and individual corruption.

It expresses Naipaul’s skepticism about the ability of newly decolonized nations to forge. Free download or read online A Bend in the River pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by V.S. Naipaul. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, cultural story are Salim, Metty/5. On the surface, "A Bend in the River" emerges mostly as a web of caustic observation, less exciting than its predecessor, "Guerillas"; but it is a much better and deeper novel, for Naipaul has mastered the gift of creating an aura of psychic and moral tension even as, seemingly, very little happens.

A Bend in the River() gets a lot of attention because it has so often been compared to Conrad and there is some reason for this most notably being the fact that Naipaul writes in a very clear prose that recalls that lucid minded Englishman who also saw into the heart of the reality of the African by: About A Bend in the River.

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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. 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 l gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place.

A Bend in The River, the novel by Nobel Prize winner VS Naipaul, takes place in an unnamed postcolonial African town.

The main character, Salim, narrates the story, which begins when he moves away from his family to the interior of the country to run a town shop. A Bend in the River by readbook 23 May Set 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.

My thoughts on A bend in the river the nobel prize winning book by V.S Naipaul. The Bend in the River is a good read even if it is a historical "Old West" romance.

I enjoyed the historical adventure for its self. In fact, when my friend gave this book to me, I thought it was a western adventure novel/5. “A Bend in the River,” VS Naipaul has written, with that hint of creative inscrutability he cherishes, “remains mysterious.” At the same time, however, it is perhaps the novel that most.

Africa. Some time in the recent past, before so much of the continent became closed down or full of blood. Somewhere in the interior, a rebellion-flattened town in a country that, like others in Africa, had had its troubles after independence.

To this ghost town at the bend in the great river comes the narrator, Salim, an Indian from East Africa who has bought the town's makeshift general. Review: A Bend in the River User Review - Carl Strange - Goodreads This might be considered a book about the futility of hope and change, and the constant moil of what Faulkner called the human heart in conflict with itself.4/5(23).

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A Bend in the River, published inpresents a terrifying vision of life as it is lived in dark corners of the world, beyond the soporific blanket of western affluence. It is set in an imaginary country that strongly resembles the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the days of President Mobutu.4/4(30).

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Browse our great selection of books and 5/5. First published ina Bend in the River is a novel of the politics and society of postcolonial Africa. Salim, a young Indian man, moves to a town on a bend in the river of a recently independent nation.

As Salim strives to establish his business, he comes to be closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly created state, the remnants of the old regime clashing 4/5(50). A Bend in the River by V. Naipaul in DOC, EPUB, FB2 download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader.

All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Written inA Bend In The River is a drama about human nature and finding one's way in postcolonial Africa.

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