|Plot Summary of A Way in the World|
|"A way in the World, a collection of essays by V.s. Naipaul, published in 1994, travels around the the Caribbean, dealing with the battles between the Spanish and British to colonize Trinidad and Venezuela.
One particular episode describes the visit of a cruise ship to Trinidad in the thirties through a travel article, "The Shadowed Livery", 'Portraying subject people as a whole unto themselves", written by an Englishman, Foster Morris.
Although the reputation of the writer diminishes," it was strange that a man so much in search of his own voice should have been the one to help me find mine,"Naipaul wrote.
As an undergraduagte at Oxford University, Naipaul sent Morris a manuscript of his first novel. Morris wrote back right away,"..abandon it immediately.".
Naipaul followed this advice, and later,published his first novel. He kept up a relationship with Morris until the older author died, seeing Morris's star fall whild Naipaul enjoyed increasing success.
Betty-Jeanne Korson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Way in the World|
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Political/social rights fight
- fighting for social change
- minorities fighting for rights
- fights between different pol/social groups
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- Asian, other
- immigrant story
Kind of living:
- general poverty story
If this is a culture clash:
- visiting a different culture
ethnic of society (outside)
- Asian, general
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Other Asian
- Central/South American
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- wicked white people
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
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