A House for Mr. Biswas
Publication Date: November 14, 1995
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The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for identity in a postcolonial world. His most widely read novel.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
Karl ]l Miller is co-editor of the London Review of Books, and Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London; his earlier books include Doubles: Studies in Literary History (OUP, 1985).
"Naipaul has constructed a marvelous prose epic that matches the best nineteenth-century novels for richness of comic insight and final, tragic power."–Newsweek