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House for Mr. Biswas, A





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1 1961-00-00 Deutsch  

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The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul"s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul"s father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century"s finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family, on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous -- and endless -- struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, A House for Mr. Biswas masterfully evokes a man"s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.

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