Enigmas Arrivals

Every reading experience contains within it the enigma of discovery and a moment of arrival when the book falls into place within one's ever - interpreting mind . Ama Ata Aidoo , John Cranna , Githa Hariharan , Adib Khan are individual ...

Author: Alastair Niven

Publisher: Carcanet Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020360785

Category: Literary Criticism

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To mark ten years of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Alastair Niven, until recently Arts Council of England Literature Director and now Literature Director of the British Council, and Michael Schmidt assemble an anthology of work by some of the new and established writers who have been recognized by the Prize. Enigmas & Arrivals (its title borrowed from V. S. Naipaul) is a distinctive volume, a resource for general readers of fiction and for teachers and students of English language literatures. Here some of the best writing of a decade is presented, many of the writers choosing the work themselves. The editors provide an introduction and brief biographical and bibliographical notes.

The Enigma of Arrival

... Trinidad was an airline halt, its airport the scene of matter-of-fact departures and arrivals. ... in my mind the tedium that I knew would come to me on the second day, after the glory of arrival and the glory of the first dawn.

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529041330

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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With an introduction by Harvard professor and author Maya Jasanoff. Taking its title from a work by the surrealist painter, Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer. It is the story of a journey, from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another, and is perhaps V. S. Naipaul’s most autobiographical work. Finding depth and pathos in the smallest moments Naipaul also comprehends the bigger picture – watching as the old world is lost to the gradual but permanent changes wrought on the English landscape. It is a moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion, and candour.

V S Naipaul

VARIETIES OF TRANSGRESSION IN V.S. NAIPAUL'S THE ENIGMA OF ARRIVAL DAVID MALCOLM “ But why call it a novel ? " asks a perplexed Gabriel Josipovici a at the end of a laudatory review of V.S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival ( 24 ) .

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 812690352X

Category: West Indies

Page: 336

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V.S. Naipaul Has Claimed That All His Work Is Really One And He Has Been Writing One Big Book All These Years; Also, Considering The World He Has Stepped Into And The World He Has To Look At, He Cannot Be A Professional Novelist In The Old Sense. In His Early Youth Naipaul Took Up The Vocation Of A Writer As His Religion And, Since The Beginning Five Decades Ago, Has Drawn On His Intensely Personal Experience Of An Uprooted Person Adrift In The World, His Experience Of The Two Worlds To None Of Which He Could Really Belong An Experience That Imparts The Authentic Voice To His Works Both Non-Fiction And Fiction Enriched By A Distinct Autobiographical Flavour. Naipaul Himself Is Split Into His Characters In Whom Are Manifested Subtle Shades Of His Emotions And Traits. He Is Accidental Man, Dangling Man, History Man And The Mimic Man All Rolled Into One. Naipaul Is Also One Of Literature S Great Travellers, And His Absorption Into The Experience Of Rootlessness, The Alienating Effects Of Colonial Past On Today S Postcolonial People Has Taken Him To Africa, South America, India And All Over The World Not In Search Of Roots But In Search Of Rootlessness, And Has Yielded A Rich Harvest Of Travelogues Which Are About Much More Than Travel.An Author Of A Large Number Of Fictional And Non-Fictional Works, Naipaul Continues To Surprise, Excite, Provoke And Move Readers At Every Turn Of His Literary Voyage. Naipaul Has Unseverable Emotional Bond With India Which Remains For Him An Area Of Pain, An Ache For Which One Has A Great Tenderness Yet From Which He Wishes To Separate Himself. The World Of V.S. Naipaul Is The World Of Two Worlds. The Present Volumes Of Papers On Naipaul, Led By Naipaul S Nobel Lecture, Offer Illuminating Perspectives And Interesting Explorations Into This Rich, Enigmatic, Sad, Hilarious, And Fascinating World Of Naipaul.

V S Naipaul Displacement and Autobiography

Enigma. of. Arrival". Early in the section "The Journey," the narrator recounts a story (told in at least two versions) ... from a reproduction of a painting by Chirico, given the title "The Enigma of Arrival" by the poet Apollinaire.

Author: Judith Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317379706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Originally published in 1995. V. S. Naipaul, a Trinidadian of Indian descent living in the West, has written in many forms. Through an analysis of five works by Naipaul written in different modes and periods of his life, this study posits a relationship between a cultural condition and a choice of genre and narrative, or more specifically between cultural displacement and the writing of autobiography. Examining an aspect of Naipaul’s development as a post-colonial writer, this book is of interest in exploring the way that concepts of self determine the writing of texts. It considers ‘deflected autobiographies’, genre boundaries, quests for origin and expression, and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory.

West Africa

Diary Marlborough House reception About 13 previous winners of the Commonwealth Writers Prize will be attending the various events during Enigmas and Arrivals . Three of these are expected from Africa : Ama Ata Aidoo ( Ghana ) ; Festus ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072491544

Category: Africa, West

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Second Arrivals

Enigma ultimately confirmed Walcott's original opinion of Naipaul , whose “ direction , ” Walcott claims , “ has always been clear ” ( 27 ) . Walcott's conflicted response is typical of the book's broader reception ; it has been ...

Author: Sarah Phillips Casteel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070729002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Diaspora studies have tended to privilege urban landscapes over rural ones, wanting to avoid the racial homogeneity, conservatism, and xenophobia usually associated with the latter. This book examines the work of various writers to show how it expresses the appeal that rural and wilderness spaces can hold for the diasporic imagination.

The Enigma of Arrival

A moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion and candour.

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1529014085

Category: England

Page: 256

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With an introduction by Harvard professor and author Maya Jasanoff.Taking its title from a work by the surrealist painter, Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer. It is the story of a journey, from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another, and is perhaps V. S. Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Finding depth and pathos in the smallest moments Naipaul also comprehends the bigger picture - watching as the old world is lost to the gradual but permanent changes wrought on the English landscape. It is a moving and beautiful novel told with great dignity, compassion, and candour.