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شارع ميجل #2020

  • Title: شارع ميجل
  • Author: V.S. Naipaul أحمد هلال يس
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  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say Slum because he could see no But we who lived there saw our street as a world, where everybody was quite different from everybody else Mam man was mad George was stupid Big Foot was a bully hat was an adventurer Popo was a philosopher and Morgan was our comedian.You want a book that is earnest and enjoyable with the pace being right quick, quick well you came to right place This be a collection of vignettes through the eyes of a short pa [...]

    2. How beautiful this book is How simple How charming The Caribbean street filled with lowlifes, with dreamers, with quirky, street smart or naive characters literally comes to life in Naipaul s beautiful, beautiful prose It is a panoramic narration we are introduced to people one by one, a chapter at a time, and by the time we are done reading, we have lived a different, distant life with them What makes it compulsively readable is not some cheap excuse for a plot but a deep faith in characters Na [...]

    3. Miguel Street probably ranks as the most poignant work of art I have ever read, stirring inside of me emotions that no piece of literature has ever had the power of doing From the narrator s perspective, we are introduced to every character in his vicinity, portraying the diversity and the interaction between them From banter to jokes, laughs and sorrow, intellectual conversations and heated arguments, this is a community within Trinidad where everything that happens in Miguel Street is nothing [...]

    4. This was a really enjoyable read.It is not really a novel, a series of interconnected vignettes, each a small character study of a person or event in the neighbourhood of Miguel Street in a poor area of Port of Spain in Trinidad The book is written in some nice subtle use of vernacular almost patois, not at all challenging or distracting, but for me it really added to the great descriptive writing I know something wrong Something happen to he You sure this baby for you, and not nobody else It h [...]

    5. It s unique and unique in Naipaul s work, of which I ve read a dozen, my favorites including House for Mr Biswas, The Loss of El Dorado, and Among the Believers Used to teach Miguel Street in community college Freshman English maybe fifteen years, often twice a year It never got old to me My teaching was largely aloudreading, including my class who were fearful of the accent Once in awhile a student had been there, would try to recreate some I find it a comic achievement of the highest order, ra [...]

    6. reading this book was like experiencing the pleasure as a child of squishing vibrant finger paints between my fingers and slowly smearing them onto a sheet of white paper the colors ran together and jumped off of each other and filled the white page with intriguing images miguel street is a masterpiece of character development, colorful imagery, caribbean flavor, and charming story telling the short stories are street smart yet tender, narrated with the wisdom, innocence, and insight of a young [...]

    7. Let no one fool you into thinking that just because this book is set in the beautiful island of Trinidad, that somehow it will pander to the stereotype of the Caribbean as being an idyllic eco paradise filled with mirth and tranquillity In fact, VS Naipaul s utterly bleak and ultra realistic depiction of war time pre independence Trinidad could be summed up as hilariously misanthropic at worst and desperately hopeless at best I first read this book when I was around seventeen, back when I was te [...]

    8. So this is full and final It wins the best book of 2016 title for me beating all the others A perfect example of why we read books I mean this was so awesome that I took 20 days to finish this 200 page book Just to spare it for the next day even when yesterday I was about to finish I left 5 last pages in greed to fill the passage for next day.If a man want something, and he want it really bad he does get it, but when he get it he doesn t like it A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and j [...]

    9. 3.5 stars A while back, I realised that I ve read basically nothing set in the Caribbean, and that the few books I have read were action and adventure type books written by white authors So this is a step towards me rectifying that This book is essentially a series of short stories, told from the perspective of a young boy growing up on Miguel Street in Port of Spain Each chapter short story revolves around a different resident of the street their life, their friendships, their relationships Som [...]

    10. Miguel Street was the third novel published by V S Naipaul, except that it is not really a novel He wrote this collection of vignettes before he had published any novels, so it makes sense that it is actually composed of short stories about different characters who live on this street in Port of Spain, Trinidad Through the eyes of a young boy, we experience the life of the street.I like Naipaul s writing style so I didn t mind reading the book, though there is no plot I assume he was warming up [...]

    11. Miguel Street written by V.S Naipaul is a breathtaking novel about the people The narrator, whose name is never revealed, recalls his encounters and memories with each one of the people living on Miguel Street As the novel progresses, the narrator grows up and develops his own identity V.S Naipaul provides the reader with an insight of the life in Trinidad and Tobago, the life of the black community and specifically, the life of a colonized black community The search for identity, corruption, e [...]

    12. I asked Mel for a book set in Trinidad and Tobago, and she mentioned she read this one in school I was to report back to her if it was any good 20 years later This slim, little volume is about a street in Port of Spain the capital of TTO and the collection of short stories about the interesting characters and happenings on this street The stories take place over abut 10 years with people moving in and out of the street, but all of them interacting with our main story teller, a boy growing up fro [...]

    13. Miguel Street, put simply, is a story about a corner in Port of Spain, Trinidad and its inhabitants For the purposes of this story, V.S Naipaul develops colorful characters with their own unique personality traits that range from psychotic to humorous and yet that are easily identifiable by the readers Using these colorful characters, Naipaul shapes the many universal yet complicated emotions of love, hope and jealousy into a story about life and its many unpredictable phases for the inhabitants [...]

    14. Naipaul effectively pieces together the individual stories of various members of Miguel Street, as observed through the central narrator a young man reflecting upon his childhood, from a physical and emotional distance The layers of the novel and the textured lives of its characters resoundingly prove that Miguel Street is not merely a slum, as a stranger would conclude from driv ing through Miguel Street Rather, it is a world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else This notion i [...]

    15. I found Miguel Street to be a simple, yet rewarding, mosaic a very familiar sight in Latin America I found myself nostalgic for a place I ve never visited, confused by idiosyncrasies I couldn t relate to, and sometimes led astray by the subtle disparities expressed through the personal growth of the anonymous narrator I was initially lured into a complacent reading of this novel by its simple approach, in terms of language and structure, to complex issues such as gender relations and a search fo [...]

    16. A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say Slum because he could see no But we, who lived there, saw our street as a world, where everybody was quite different from everybody else Man man was mad George was stupid Big Foot was a bully Hat was an adventurer Popo was a philosopher and Morgan was our comedian.

    17. One of Naipaul s early works it gave me a sense of place within a poor Trinidadian neighborhood, and the various inhabitants and interactions There tends to be a dark, futility to their lives, but I found some humor too I enjoyed this book for its clarity, its characters, and its poignancy.

    18. I found this book thanks to my neighbor who was kind enough to pass the book on to me I enjoy finding new authors to me great chance to check out a book author you might always know or ever see I enjoyed this read couldn t put it down I ve never traveled overseas but in this book you get to go to Spain maybe one day I will get the chance Set during WW1 Well written great read Check it out.

    19. V.S Naipaul s novel Miguel Street takes readers directly into the epicenter of life in the slums in Trinidad s city Port of Spain during the years before and during WWII The novel does not simply track the intricacies and experiences of one individual but instead focuses on many different yet interrelated individuals As a result the reader is presented with essentially a mosaic of life in the slum that is Miguel Street Through this mosaic which contains violence and humor, misery and glee, the s [...]

    20. Miguel Street is a poor neighborhood in Port of Spain This book, which is called after this neighborhood, takes the reader into exploring the life of its inhabitants through the perspective of a boy who lives there The life stories of these people might seem absurd for those who live outside of this neighborhood, but for those who live in it, it all makes sense because it is all they know All of the characters of the book share something in common they are victims of poverty and are trapped in i [...]

    21. hers is one of the comments,that catched my attention,and i found it suitable to quote her,with reference of course to the commentator Nesa Sivagnanam The time of that world is the late Nineteen Thirties and most of the Nineteen Forties on a sunny slum street in Port of Spain Here the young narrator of the story and his Hindu relatives live within a colourful community.Vivid characters with tenuous means of support populate the place They sing the latest Calypso songs and interest themselves in [...]

    22. Miguel Street was my least favorite of the books we have read for the course thus far After reading the last page my initial reaction was, That wasn t that good Over the past few hours I have been processing it and have since developed appreciation for Naipaul s insight In fact, I have realized that it was not the text I disliked, but rather, the idea that women really were and continued to be treated in so many disrespectful ways Additionally, domestic violence played a dominant role in the no [...]

    23. In Miguel Street, V S Naipaul depicts the intricacies of life in a Trinidad slum The fact that the novel is formatted as a collection of specific stories about individual characters adds to the notion that the Miguel Street slum is complicated than an outsider might assume and that each of its residents is a complete individual rather than a mere shadow of a stereotype Following the narrator as he describes the people he sees on a daily basis in an almost legendary way, the reader is able to ge [...]

    24. Though, there was no storyline, I couldn t stop reading Miguel Street Most of the characters were pathetic, though I found myself intrigued by their lifestyle Why I m clueless The stories told by the nameless boy, were filled with woman beaters, child abusers, get rich quick seekers, drunks, plump women wives NOT to be messed with, haughty but poor individuals, lazy arse men, and etc Miguel Street was an insane asylum or should have been Quite a few of the characters in the book were comical, an [...]

    25. True, Naipaul is a little bit of a jerk, and advocate for the cultural supremacy of the colonial powers, especially in his treatment here of his narrator s childhood in Trinidad as a quaint prologue to his real life in England, but still he renders these characters and anecdotes in such a sensitive and embracing way that he convinces us of his understanding of this place s qualities, if not of its value.Notes It s telling that Bogart and Hat frame their manhood and even their daily interactions [...]

    26. Miguel Street is a poignant narration of aspirations of many of its residents from an adolescent boy Slum life is always in a transitory phase, depending on economics, migration, politics and trends nothing is affixed by either familial, traditional or ties to the land There is a drought of poverty but prosperity too comes quick and in great measures In this context is the story of different characters from the artist carpenter, to the firework magician, to the poet who writes one line a month, [...]

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