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The mystic masseur.

V. S. Naipaul

The mystic masseur.

by V. S. Naipaul

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published by André Deutsch 1957.

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Open LibraryOL19052352M

The Mystic Masseur. NAIPAUL, V.S. $ 2, Item Number: London: Andre Deutsch, First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown of the spine.   The Mystic Masseur l Read by Sam Dastor Running time 3hrs; abridged Macmillan Audio Books £ It is Trinidad in the s and Ganesh, a failed primary school teacher, turns to Author: Rachel Redford.

The Mystic Masseur, , V.S. Naipaul, , , Knopf Canada, for more books by this and other great authorsS. 59, Regulatory Right-to-Know Act of , and Congressional Office of Regulatory Analysis legislation hearing before the. The Mystic Masseur not only portrays Ganesh’s life and career, but of the society of which it is representative that finally gives an air of unreality. The novel is an account of the history of an island, people and region wrestling with profound dynamics in a postcolonial and modern era.

"The Mystic Masseur" traces the story of Ganesh who, at the beginning of the novel, is a struggling masseur when 'masseurs were ten a penny in Trinidad'. From failed primary school teacher and masseur to author, revered mystic and MBE, his is a journey memorable for its hilarious and bewildering success. The Mystic Masseur () Plot. Showing all 3 items Jump to: s rises to local fame after leaving a teaching post in the capital to live in his father's village where he writes books and takes up his father's trade as a masseur. Showmanship informs his innocent exuberance to make him "mystic." He's Ganesh, a Trinidadian of Indian descent.


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Miguel Street was supposed to be his debut book. However Naipaul's publisher insisted that he starts off with a 'proper' novel and the result was The Mystic Masseur. Naipaul has created simple & memorable characters that will live with you. The brilliance of the book lies in its simplicity of the story.

The book is endearingly by: The Mystic Masseur, V S Naipaul's first novel, is the story of the rise and rise of Ganesh, from failed primary school teacher and struggling masseur to author, revered mystic and MBE. It is a journey memorable for it's hilarious and bewildering success/5.

In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel–his first–V. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and /5(4).

There’s the aunt known as The Great Belcher. There are patients pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles. Witty, tender, filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of Trinidad’s dusty Indian villages, The Mystic Masseur is Naipaul.

The first film adapted from a novel by Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul, The Mystic Masseur follows the rise and decline of an ambitious young man in the expatriate Hindu community in Trinidad.

After his father dies, Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), an aspiring writer, goes to his father's village and takes over his massage business/5(11). This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Mystic Masseur by V.S.

Naipaul. The Mystic Masseur () by Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad “Vidia” Naipaul (professionally known as V.S. Naipaul) is about an The mystic masseur. book novelist from Trinidad who rises to great wealth, fame, and power once he pretends to have the ability to cure any illness through his.

The Mystic Masseur. Vintage Books, New York, The Mystic Masseur follows the life Ganesh Ramsumair, a Trinidadian of Indian heritage. As a young man, Ganesh attends a training college for teachers, and after graduation, he begins working as a primary school teacher in Port of Spain, Trinidad’s capital.

The Mystic Masseur was Naipaul’s first novel. And indeed it looks so. One could not think of so great a writer to begin so humbly. This is not a novel with a grant theme, or an aim or mission. Yet it is not like the modern novels which take their main aim to be aimless. The Mystic Masseur () is the story of Ganesh who from a failed school teacher, through a continuous adaptation of several different roles --of a masseur, an author and a mystic --ultimately becomes a member of Trinidad's legislative assembly.

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Naipaul published in in England. It won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize inand was also adapted into a full-length film of the same name by the film company Merchant Ivory. This comic novel focuses on a frustrated writer of an Indian descent.

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Directed by Ismail Merchant. With Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Albert Laveau. In s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico/10().

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