A Turn in the South

A Turn in the South

By V. S. Naipaul

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679724889, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 1990


In the tradition of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his own in Among The Believers, A Turn In The South, his first book about the United States, is a revealing, disturbing, elegiac book about the American South -- from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.

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 A Turn in the South

"Naipaul's chapters honor the diversity that marks the South.... Conservatives and liberals, whites and blacks, men and women speak for themselves, and reveal the dark side of the story in their own ways...fascinating and revealing." -- Eugene D. Genovese, New Republic

"His writing is clean and beautiful, and he has a great eye for nuance.... No American writer could achieve [his] kind of evenhandedness, and it gives Naipaul's perceptions an almost built-in originality." -- Atlantic Monthly