A House for Mr. Biswas

Naipaul, V S

| 1995

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The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel (Barack Obama), 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...

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Eva Jämting Lundh

2012-07-05

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Underbar, rolig, sorglig!

Janita sundblad

2010-04-01

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underbar bok med en glad fartig ton , jag började tycka så mycket om denne lille tjuriga gubbe