Authority and Authorship in V. S. Naipaul

  • Authors
  • Imraan¬†Coovadia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Imraan Coovadia
    Pages 1-16
  3. Imraan Coovadia
    Pages 39-61
  4. Imraan Coovadia
    Pages 93-126
  5. Imraan Coovadia
    Pages 127-150
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 159-188

About this book


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.


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