The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies – British, French and Dutch – in the West Indies and South America
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962. First. DJ, hardback. Naipaul, V.S. The Middle Passage: Impressions of Five Societies – British, French and Dutch – in the West Indies and South America
London: Andre Deutsch, 1962
First edition, hardback. A very good, clean copy with original wrappers, chipped and torn at the spine, with edges worn, in a protective covering.
Naipaul’s first nonfiction work of travel writing chronicling his travels in Trinidad, British Guiana, Surinam and Martinique, written at the suggestion of the premier of Trinidad, Dr. Eric Williams. Through his eyes, the West Indies are islands marked by colonisation with the only purpose of employing slaves for the production of other people's goods, "The history of the islands can never be told satisfactorily. Brutality is not the only difficulty. History is built around achievement and creation; and nothing was created in the West Indies." Naipaul was a Trinidadian-born British author, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
22 x 13,5 cm. Good. Item #44