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By V. S. Naipaul

ISBN-10: 0307789284

ISBN-13: 9780307789280


In the culture of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his personal in one of the Believers, A flip within the South, his first ebook in regards to the usa, is a revealing, nerve-racking, elegiac publication in regards to the American South — from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.

A revealing, traumatic booklet in regards to the American South - part of the rustic that still is still an international unto intself.

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The next day Grandfather was up early and hitching the matched team to the shiny black surrey for a trip to the county seat. He would spend most of the day in town selecting the perishable supplies for stockings and Christmas dinner. Leet watched Page 37 every step of the process, yearning for the time when she would be big enough to help with all the mysteries of bright brass buckles and fresh dressed black leather. She stayed at the hitching post until he came out dressed in his three-piece suit with his gold watch pocketed, the beautiful gold chain spread across his chest.

ChristmasTexas.  Title. 54dc20 [B] 96-16221 CIP Page 7 To Elihu, my grandfather Page 9 Grandfather Daniel Elihu Purcell would not be caught dead in a Santa Claus suit! He was too carefully selfchiseled into what he was ever to accept any kind of masquerade. He was the acknowledged seat of power to his grandchildren at Christmas time as at all other times; but his personality took on an added dimension at this special season which enhanced their excitement. He was for sure the Grand Arbiter with that Page 10 wondrous Force called Santa Claus.

Page 24 Page 25 Childhood expectations at Christmas included once-a-year fruit and nut treats. Those not native grown had to be freighted in to the county seat by wagon or the new extension of the Santa Fe Railway; apples, oranges, bananas, walnuts, Brazil nuts, even coconuts were a part of the Santa bounty. Grandfather would install a whole stalk of bananas on a wire in the cellarthe fragrance mixed with that of brandied peaches was of such unique pleasure to Page 26 Leet that she would slip into the cellar unwatched and take deep breaths until she was dizzybut pluck a banana?

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