V.S. Naipaul Essays
A Man Out of Place: Finding a Home in The Enigma of Arrival
The Enigma of Arrival
In 1971, V.S. Naipaul told Ian Hamilton, "It took me a long time to see that I had no society to write about. I had to write differently. I had to look at the world afresh." Sixteen years later, he would publish The Enigma of Arrival, his most...
Understanding Freedom in A House for Mr. Biswas College
A House for Mr Biswas
A House for Mr. Biswas, written by V.S. Naipaul, is an epic that tells the story of Mohun Biswas, a poor boy believed to be a bad omen from birth, and his life in Trinidad. The life of Mr. Biswas is presented in the form of an epic, narrating his...
Language and Humor in V.S. Naipaul's The Mystic Masseur College
The Mystic Masseur
V.S. Naipaul’s first published novel, The Mystic Masseur, can correctly be described as satirical given the extensive manner in which it employs language in the form of irony, hyperbole, caricature and other techniques to tell the picaresque story...