Roydon Salick's The Novels of Samuel Selvon: A Critical Study PDF

By Roydon Salick

The writer of such works as A Brighter Sun (1952), The Lonely Londoners (1956), and The Plains of Caroni (1970), West Indian novelist Samuel Selvon is attracting transforming into quantities of scholarly cognizance. still, feedback of his works has mostly been imbalanced, with so much scholarship focusing totally on his language. This publication corrects that imbalance by way of putting Selvon's novels inside of historic, sociological, and ideological contexts. a brand new interpretation of Selvon's success as a novelist, the amount appears, for the 1st time, at his works by way of different types of novels--peasant, middle-class, and immigrant.

The ebook demonstrates that every type isn't like the others, and that novels inside different types are comparable. hence it offers a coherent imaginative and prescient of Selvon's canon. It illustrates, in addition, the advance of Selvon's philosophy of West Indians as peasant, bourgeois, and immigrant. In doing so, it explores the importance of ethnicity in his works and discusses Selvon's ingenious apotheosis of the Indo-Trinidadian peasant and the diminution of the Afro-Trinidadian immigrant. the amount additionally reports Selvon's fictional and rhetorical innovations and argues that his works variety from Bildungsroman to picaresque to epic to satire.

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