The Mimic Men

By V. S. Naipaul
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780375707179, 304pp.)

Publication Date: August 14, 2001

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A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man’s experience in a postcolonial world.

Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize the paradox of his childhood during which he secretly fantasized about a heroic India, yet changed his name from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white woman, Singh realizes what has kept him from becoming a proper Englishman. But it is the return home and his subsequent immersion in the roiling political atmosphere of a newly self-governed nation that ultimately provide Singh with the necessary insight to discover the crux of his disillusionment.




About the Author
V.S Naipaul (1932), laureat du Booker Prize en 1971 et du prix Nobel de litterature en 2001, est notamment l'auteur de romans, "Le Masseur mystique" (Grasset, 2010), "L'Enigme de l'arrivee" (Grasset, Les Cahiers Rouges, 2012), de recits de voyage, "Le Masque de l'Afrique" (Grasset, 2011), d'essais, "Crepuscule sur l'Islam", et d'une correspondance, "Entre pere et fils" (Grasset, 2012).


Praise For The Mimic Men

“A Tolstoyan spirit.... The so-called Third World has produced no more brilliant literary artist.”–John Updike, The New Yorker

“Ambitious and successful.”–The Times (London)

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