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The mystic masseur

V. S. Naipaul

The mystic masseur

by V. S. Naipaul

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Published by A. Deutsch in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementV. S. Naipaul.
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13536580M
ISBN 10023395547X
OCLC/WorldCa2776602

  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.. Ganesh is promoted as a "Mystic Masseur" with special powers to heal the infirm; Ganesh's routine quickly makes his work very popular with spiritual seekers, and his book becomes a top-seller%.

  The Mystic Masseur, V. S. Naipaul’s first published 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 – a journey equally memorable for its hilarity as its bewildering success.. An unforgettable cast of characters witness this meteoric ascent: Ganesh’s father-in-law, Ramlogan, whose shop gave /5(26).   In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel–his first–V. S. 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 the most beloved politician in Trinidad.2/5.

  A House for Mr. Biswas (). Naipaul published The Mystic Masseur in , but A House for Mr. Biswas is his first truly brilliant novel. This fictionalized account of the life of his father. Description of the book "The Mystic Masseur": V. S. Naipaul's first novel - funny, endlessly inventive and brilliantly imagined The Mystic Masseur traces the story of Ganesh who, at the beginning of the novel is a struggling masseur when, as the narrator puts it, 'masseurs were ten a penny in Trinidad'.


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

The comic novel was the first from the well. Mystic Masseur by V.S Naipaul is one of the finest comic capers i have laid my eyes is the story of the rise of Ganesh Ramasumair,a failed Primary school teacher and struggling masseur to a writer,mystic and finally a MBE(Member of executive council) in book is written in the strangely hilarious English spoken by the /5.

The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Naipaul, V.S. 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. The brilliance of the book lies in its simplicity of the story.

The book is endearingly funny. Naipaul will make you feel bad for the the characters, and other times make you laugh at them and their situations. The protagonist Ganesh is a failed teacher turned a dubious masseur who finds fame and success as a mystic.

His only 'vice' is books/5(43). About The Mystic Masseur. 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 the most beloved politician in Trinidad.

Synopsis The Mystic Masseur, V. Naipaul’s first published 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 – a journey equally memorable for its hilarity as its bewildering success.

An unforgettable cast of characters witness this meteoric ascent: Ganesh’s father-in-law, Ramlogan, whose. The Mystic Masseur () Plot. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Summaries. In s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a.

Directed by Ismail Merchant. With Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi, Albert Laveau. In s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur- /10(). The Mystic Masseur is a Merchant Ivory film based on the novel of the same name by V. is one of relatively few films directed by Ismail Merchant, who is better known as the producer in the Merchant Ivory partnership, and addresses issues of Hindu subculture in Trinidad and Tobago.

The movie was the first film adaptation of a novel by ed by: Ismail Merchant. In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel, Nobel Prize winner 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 the most beloved politician in Trinidad.

By the way, experienced readers and book lovers will certainly find another pleasure from this novel. At some point, "The Mystic Masseur" is about the love for books and all the pleasures it can bring to readers. The main character, Ganesh Ramsumair, the Cited by: The The Mystic Masseur Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

The mystic masseur by V. Naipaul; 23 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Mystics, Fiction, Political fiction, Trinidadian and Tobagonian (English), Trinidadian and Tobagonian fiction.

The Mystic Masseur - Pages 1 – 38 Summary & Analysis V. Naipaul This Study Guide consists of approximately 31 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Mystic Masseur.

The Mystic Masseur Summary by V.S. Naipaul This catalyzes Ganesh to write a book, " Questions and Answers on the Hindu Religion," which restores his honor somewhat, but the family is displeased that he dedicated the book to Beharry. The book flops.

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$ Free shipping. item 2 NEW - The Mystic Masseur by Naipaul, V. - NEW - The Mystic Masseur by Naipaul, V. $   The Mystic Masseur was Merchant's fourth film as director - James Ivory has taken the helm on most of their previous collaborations - but it was his first film in Trinidad, and he was having to.

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 the most beloved politician in Trinidad/5(4).

The Mystic Masseur Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Mystic Masseur is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and.

‎In this slyly funny and lavishly inventive novel–his first–V. S. 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 the most beloved politician in /5(4).Mystic Masseur, Naipaul's first published novel, "is at once a satire on the roots of power that lie in popular superstition and apparent education, and of a figure driven by the forces he himself exploits" (Vinson, ).

"A kind of fictional biography.