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Miguel Street by V. S. Naipaul - Paperback - 1971 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000638)

Miguel Street

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Miguel Street

by V. S. Naipaul

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  • near fine
  • paperback
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN 10
0140033025
ISBN 13
9780140033021
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London: Penguin, 1971. Paperback. Later printing. Near Fine. Pages lightly tanned. Text unmarked. Original bookseller stamp to title page. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light shelfwear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 172 pages.

A collection of linked short stories drawing on the author's childhood memories of wartime Trinidad and Tobago. A magnet to the poets, philosophers, teachers, troubadours and misfits who people Port of Spain, Miguel Street is a place where tales of glory and debauchery vie with declarations of love and anger, where neighborhood dramas are scrutinized and wisdom doled out to one and all. The stories all share the same boy narrator and the various characters reappear in multiple stories, but each story focuses on a different single character.

Synopsis

Miguel Street is a semi-autobiographical novel by V. S. Naipaul set in wartime Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Naipaul wrote it while employed at the BBC using a BBC typewriter and "rustle-free paper. " Miguel Street won the 1961 Somerset Maugham Award.

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On Apr 26 2009, degrasse said:
My son uses Miguel Street in school as a literature text book. He finds the book very interesting and fun to read.

Details

Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000638
Title
Miguel Street
Author
V. S. Naipaul
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140033025
ISBN 13
9780140033021
Publisher
Penguin
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1971
Keywords
fiction, autobiographical, anthology, short stories, boys, culture, customs, World War II, World War 2, WWII, WW2, Caribbean, West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Bookseller catalogs
Military and Defense; Fiction; Biographies; Britain; Caribbean;
Size
12mo

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Selling books from around the world. I am not a professional bookseller. Rather, I am finding new homes for the library I have collected over five decades.

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