A Bend in the River

(Vintage International)

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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man—an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly ...Continua
Wrote 2/26/09

I really enjoyed the first 200 hundred pages, then - I'm afraid - my interest and enjoyment ceased.

"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it." V. S. Naipaul's book A Bend In The River is set in Africa. The story is narrated by Salim, a Indian Muslim who is brought up in an African co...Continua
Wrote 1/18/07

主角對友人的評語,點出學者之弊,在於餖飣羅列,全無真見識與真性情:He knew so much, had researched so much. He must have spent weeks on each article. But he had less true knowledge of Africa, less feel of it. (182)鑽研學問鑽進了象牙塔,實在可悲。

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