Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul

Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul

by I. Coovadia


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Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaul by I. Coovadia

This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature. Imraan Coovadia argues that the post-colonial societies Naipaul studies in novels such asA Bend in the RiverandGuerillasare defined by the fragility of their authority. Coovadia demonstrates through close reading, how Naipaul, born in Trinidad to an Indian family and resident of the United Kingdom,asserts hisimaginative authority over many different situations across the globe through a complex literary rhetoric.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230615359
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

IMRAAN COOVADIAis Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Authorship and Authority Authority and Misquotation The Cold Joke Naipaul and the Black Power Killings in Trinidad Naipaul and the Muslims Naipaul and the Uses of South Africa

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