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A house for Mr. Biswas

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The book that first brought Naipaul worldwide acclaim, this richly comic novel tells the moving story of a man without a single asset who enters a life devoid of opportunity, and whose tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world.
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Grouped Work ID e7aeb5c7-df85-4e7b-f1c3-1828c5ae5685
Full title house for mr biswas
Author naipaul v s
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 04:11:29AM
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auth_author2 Cole, Teju,
author Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-
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display_description A House for Mr. Biswas, by Nobel and Booker-Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul, is a powerful novel about one man's struggle for identity and belonging. Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr. Biswas longs for a house he can call his own. He loathes his wife and her wealthy family, upon whom he is dependent. Finding himself a mere accessory on their estate, his constant rebellion is motivated by the one thing that can symbolize his independence. The book is striking in its lush and sensual descriptions of Trinidad and was listed as one of Time magazine's 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923-2005.
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owning_location_santafe Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch
primary_isbn 9780394720500
publishDate 1984, 2017
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series Picador classic
series_with_volume Picador classic|
subject_facet Autonomy (Psychology) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, East Indians -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, East Indians -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction, Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction, Families -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction, Home ownership -- Fiction, Homeowners -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Journalists -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Port of Spain -- Fiction, Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) -- Fiction, Trinidad and Tobago -- Fiction
title_display A house for Mr. Biswas
title_full A house for Mr Biswas [electronic resource] Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-, A house for Mr. Biswas / V.S. Naipaul
title_short A house for Mr. Biswas
topic_facet Autonomy (Psychology), Domestic fiction, East Indians, Families, Home ownership, Homeowners, Humorous stories, Journalists