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The Resource Miguel Street

Miguel Street

Label
Miguel Street
Title
Miguel Street
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Naipaul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say 'Slum!' because he could see no more." But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad's capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There's Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build "the thing without a name." There's Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big Foot, the bully with glass tear ducts. There's the lovely Mrs. Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. In this tender, funny early novel, V. S. Naipaul renders their lives (and the legends their neighbors construct around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion.Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed–but precociously observant–neighborhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, by turns sweetly melancholy and anarchically funny. It overflows with life on every page
Summary
In the 1940s, eccentrics live in the slums of Port-of-Spain
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 1961.
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046803
Cataloging source
NOV
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1932-2018
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Naipaul, V. S
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
Miguel Street
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cce118b6-dc6b-4d27-b533-37183ddf04fb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307776570
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Miguel Street
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cce118b6-dc6b-4d27-b533-37183ddf04fb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307776570
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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