Half a Life

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Paperback. Pub Date :2011-4-1 Pages: 226 Publisher:. Macmillan VS Naipaul has often been accused of being ungenerous. especially in his scathing accounts of Third World countries Hisslim new novel tacitly poses the question of the worth ofgenerosity without clarity and purpose. Willie Chandran. thecentral figure here. is born in India in the 1930s. the son of abitter mixed caste marriage between a Brahmin and a backwardsperson. or untouchable. Willie learns as a child to despise hisfathers ineffectuality and his mothers coarseness. His fathersvague motive in marrying his mother had been to break out of theprovincial mold in which he was raised and to live out a life ofsacrifice. but too late he discovered that he retained all theprejudices of his caste and despised his wife. Going to London on ascholarship. Willie mixes in immigrant and bohemian circles. andeven publishes a ...

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OPC PMNKHW
Brand ISDP
Codes 033052285X (ISBN-10)
9780330522854 (ISBN)
MPN C-31769689
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