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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

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


Disc 9

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

Total Playing Time: 10:12:51






Author(s):
Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad

Reader(s):
Dastor, Sam

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0285

Barcode: 9781781980811

Release Date: 2017

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