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Samuel Selvon (1923–1994)

Teoksen The Lonely Londoners tekijä

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Largely self-educated, Selvon was first a poet, later a journalist, and then a professional writer. In 1946 he became an editor at the Guardian Weekly in Trinidad. He left for England in 1950, where he wrote and published his first novel, A Brighter Sun (1952). This novel depicts the struggle of näytä lisää the protagonist, a newly married Indian peasant, to adapt to life in a suburban area. In Turn Again Tiger (1958), a sequel to his highly successful first novel, the protagonist of A Brighter Sun returns to his community with a deeper sense of place. Both novels explore his relations to his origins and the various layers of Trinidadian society. Moses Ascending (1975) is a humorous satire on the situation of the West Indian in London. Although his roots are in the nineteenth-century novel, Selvon has created a personal literary language out of the fusion of standard English with Creole folk language, just as he has joined the techniques of European fiction to the West Indian rhythms. Though he now lives in Calgary, Canada, Selvon continues to write about West Indians with humor and sensitivity and tries to communicate his view that all West Indians---in spite of racial diversity---have a common identity. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Lonely Londoners (1956) 886 kappaletta, 27 arvostelua
Moses Ascending (1975) 102 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Brighter Sun (1953) 77 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Housing Lark (1965) 44 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ways of Sunlight (1957) 43 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Turn Again Tiger (1959) 18 kappaletta
Those Who Eat the Cascadura (1972) 17 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Moses Migrating (1983) 13 kappaletta
An Island is a World (1993) 10 kappaletta
Ways of Sunlight (2024) 4 kappaletta
Eldorado West One (2008) 3 kappaletta
The plains of Caroni (1970) 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers (2004) — Avustaja — 100 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories: Reissue (Oxford Books of Prose) (1999) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Into the London Fog: Eerie Tales from the Weird City (2020) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
One World of Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
New World Writing: Second Mentor Selection (1952) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
EVERGREEN REVIEW: VOL. 3, NO. 9: SUMMER 1959 (1959) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta

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A classic account of the immigrant experience.
 
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soylentgreen23 | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 11, 2024 |
So good. Wonderful story. Laughing out loud reading it. Written in dialect, so fun to read. Excellent book. “Teena wait until Bat went to the table and stretch out his hand like one of them mechanical shovel you does see on building site. Then she gave him ONE lash. ‘Keep your digits off. ‘“ p117.
 
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BookyMaven | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 6, 2023 |
I found this at a Little Free Library and knew nothing about it. Although it was all in dialect, and I am sure I missed alot of meaning, I found it a really engaging read. It is less a novel and more a series of vignettes but they are very evocative. Although it is the story of West Indian migrants to London in the 1950s (the Windrush generation), I think it could be true of any of the other immigrant groups there today. It was funny and sad and very human and I really enjoyed reading it.
 
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amyem58 | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 18, 2023 |
Um die Figur des Moses Aloeatta, der nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg aus Westindien nach London migriert, baut der trinidarische Autor Samuel Selvon (1923 - 1994) seinen kleinen, feinen Roman über die schwarz-migrantische community im London der 1950er Jahre: zu ihm kommen alle neuen Einwanderer, die Arbeit, Wohnung und Rat brauchen, wie man im nebligen, kalten London zurecht kommen kann, wenn man als Elektriker, Ölarbeiter oder Tunichtgut in den britischen Nachkriegs-Kolonien keine Perspektive mehr fand und den Verlockungen der postimperialen Metropole stattgab.
'Die Taugenichtse' ist warmherzig, ohne sentimental - also kitschig - zu sein. In kunstvoller Verschränkung und mit feiner Ironie erzählt der Autor von den verschiedenen Überlebens-Strategien, die diese Luftmenschen in fremder Umgebung entwickelten: von der assimilierten Überanpassung über¿s Durchwurschteln ohne fast nichts bis zum grandiosen Scheitern aufgrund naiven Größenwahns reichen die Lebensentwürfe dieser sich selbst als 'Mokkas' bezeichnenden Migranten, deren unterschiedliche Herkunftsländer immer auch Quelle konkurrenter Selbstbehauptung sind.
Miriam Mandelkow übersetzt die ausgezeichneten Dialoge dieses Buches wie auch insgesamt den Tonfall des migrantischen argot, slang, in ein ein zeitgemäßes Deutsch, das an die - wenn auch später entstandene - Musik von Linton Kwesi Johnson erinnert: 'Inglan is a bitch'.-
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Burkhard_Schirdewahn | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 12, 2022 |

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