London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin by Rob NixonLondon Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin by Rob Nixon

London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin

byRob Nixon

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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V.S. Naipaul stands as the most lionized literary mediator between First and Third World experience and is ordinarily viewed as possessing a unique authority on the subject of cross-cultural relations in the post-colonial era. In contesting this orthodox reading of his work, Nixon argues thatNaipaul is more than simply an unduly influential writer. He has become a regressive Western institution, articulating a set of values that perpetuates political interests and representational modes that have their origin in the high imperial age. Nixon uses Naipaul's travel writing to probe thecore theoretical issues raised by cross-cultural representation along metropolitan-periphery lines. With reference to economic theories of dependency, he critiques the vision, popularized by Naipaul, of the post-colonial world as divided between mimic and parasitic Third World nations on the onehand and, on the other, the benignly creative societies of the West.
Rob Nixon is at Columbia University.
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Title:London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial MandarinFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.54 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195067177

ISBN - 13:9780195067170

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"A book that subsequent writers on Naipaul will have to take into consideration."--Ariel