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NAIPAUL, V.S.: Mimic Men (The) (Unabridged)


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NAIPAUL, V.S.: Mimic Men (The) (Unabridged)

Former government minister Ralph Singh is the perpetual outsider: displaced, disillusioned and now living in exile, Ralph reflects on his earlier life and the searing effects of colonialism. Ralph’s constant estrangement sees him ever attempting to fit into various communities, only to find home in more transient spaces. Born on the tropical island of Isabella, he is one of West India’s many ‘Mimic Men’.

Booker and Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul’s sixth novel is a brutal and perceptive commentary on the postcolonial condition of the colonial man.

Disc 1

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   The Mimic Men 00:09:45
2.   There are many of us around living modestly… 00:12:15
3.   The priest hallowed the baby with his saliva… 00:11:51
4.   2: How right our aryan ancestors were… 00:12:59
5.   Will I be believed if I say that on four successive… 00:11:38
6.   Everyone reduced, reciprocally, to a succession… 00:11:31

Disc 2

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   3: In that period of my life which was to follow… 00:11:58
2.   So the legitimate desire for succession… 00:11:04
3.   4: In the active period of my life… 00:11:14
4.   But how could I resist her quick delight 00:12:49
5.   I have spoken of the mood of celebration… 00:11:30
6.   5: The sanctions my mother had invoked… 00:12:43

Disc 3

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   A man, passionate for security, works and saves… 00:10:39
2.   So we were set apart. And a little above. 00:11:28
3.   What makes a marriage What makes a house… 00:11:04
4.   I should have slapped her on that mouth… 00:09:00
5.   6: It only remained now for Sandra to leave. 00:10:49
6.   7: My first instinct was towards the writing… 00:02:01
7.   2–1: On Isabella when I was a child… 00:09:11
8.   It was one of a series of Missionary Martyrs… 00:08:31

Disc 4

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   For Cecil childhood was the great time. 00:09:16
2.   'Singh, does this certificate belong to you' 00:08:41
3.   The last book he had been reading… 00:08:50
4.   2: Cecil sometimes came home with me… 00:10:27
5.   But there was an awkwardness. My sisters and I… 00:11:31
6.   The arc of the cork floats steadily contracted. 00:12:48
7.   The women liked the running shorts, the exposed… 00:09:37

Disc 5

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   3: My father became the possessor… 00:09:00
2.   The sight of the straight empty road… 00:10:43
3.   Success is success; once it occurs it explains itself. 00:11:27
4.   He got his laughs and stared mischievously at me. 00:10:18
5.   'I am not going to touch Isabella Rum…' 00:10:55
6.   He permitted himself no levity… 00:08:39
7.   4: I was relieved when the war came… 00:09:38

Disc 6

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   I had been able at certain moments… 00:09:00
2.   The tiny room was suddenly alive. 00:08:55
3.   5: The house of my mother's family was solid. 00:12:38
4.   He called this Negro Cecil. 00:10:39
5.   Poor Gurudeva! The tears were tears… 00:09:35
6.   6: Just after the end of the war Cecil's father died. 00:12:02
7.   'Good; you know them. But it isn't the same.' 00:11:03

Disc 7

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   One journey had to be made before I left. 00:10:24
2.   7: I wished then to go back as whole as I had come. 00:01:46
3.   3–1: As I write, my own view of my actions alters. 00:11:23
4.   My mood might explain the excitement I felt… 00:11:01
5.   2: It has happened in twenty places… 00:09:32
6.   I couldn't be sure where Browne stood in this. 00:08:32
7.   3: The election was at hand. 00:10:44
8.   So the Roman house died a second time. 00:10:26

Disc 8

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   4: The child, driving with his grandfather… 00:07:55
2.   His speeches altered, though to the public… 00:07:14
3.   5: So we brought drama of a sort to the island. 00:09:29
4.   So there we were. Another message… 00:08:27
5.   6: Relief: I was astonished by the mood… 00:09:51
6.   The taxi - driver was not devious. 00:09:22
7.   'Naturally. I will tell you something else about him.' 00:08:10
8.   7: It was time to leave. But there was no need… 00:14:07

Disc 9

  The Mimic Men (Unabridged)
1.   8: My arrival was quiet. I was not expected. 00:10:52
2.   9: I thought when I began this book… 00:12:01
3.   We have our incidents. But we also have… 00:11:53

Total Playing Time: 10:12:51

Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad

Dastor, Sam

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0285

Barcode: 9781781980811

Physical Release: 2017

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