A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas

Book - 1983
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The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel.

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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1983, c1969
ISBN: 9780679444589
9780394534008
039453400X
9780140186048
0140186042
Branch Call Number: NAIPAUL
Characteristics: xii, 481 p. ; 25 cm

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jmreid1220
Dec 29, 2018

On Barack Obama's Top Books of 2018

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brangwinn
Oct 26, 2018

I chuckled often when I read this story inspired by the Nobel prize-winning author’s father. Set in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tabago, Naipaul takes us into the extended Indian family who emigrated to work in the sugar cane fields. I enjoyed the mix of humor and sadness, as there seems to be no way to improve his standings. Yes, he has a house but, but by many standards there’s still a lot to be desired.

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doodletoo
Jul 28, 2010

One of my all time favorite books. Mr. Biswas made my heart ache and my belly laugh

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