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Self and Colonial Desire

Travel Writings of V.S. Naipaul


Wimal Dissanayake and Carmen Wickramagamage

This book comprehensively examines V.S. Naipaul's travel writings. There are many useful books that deal with his fiction but his travel narratives have not been subject to any detailed analysis. The intent of this book is to address this deficiency by investigating his texts of travel using strategies of inquiry associated with modern cultural studies.
Contents: This book deals with each of the books of travel by V.S.Naipaul in relation to questions of the construction of selfhood, social modernization, Enlightenment values and post-coloniality.