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  • Title: An American Visitor
  • Author: Joyce Cary
  • ISBN: 9780460875868
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback

  • Marie, a well meaning but naive American anthropologist, believes she has found Heaven in the forests of Nigeria but her belief is challenged as white prospectors stake claims within the territory of the Birri tribespeople, who become increasingly enraged by the colonists betrayal.
    Joyce Cary
    Cary now undertook his great works examining historical and social change in England during his own lifetime The First Trilogy 1941 44 finally provided Cary with a reasonable income, and The Horse s Mouth 1944 remains his most popular novel Cary s pamphlet The Case for African Freedom 1941 , published by Orwell s Searchlight Books series, had attracted some interest, and the film director Thorold Dickinson asked for Cary s help in developing a wartime movie set partly in Africa In 1943, while writing The Horse s Mouth, Cary travelled to Africa with a film crew to work on Men of Two Worlds.Cary travelled to India in 1946 on a second film project with Dickinson, but the struggle against the British for national independence made movie making impossible, and the project was abandoned The Moonlight 1946 , a novel about the difficulties of women, ended a long period of intense creativity for Cary Gertrude was suffering from cancer and his output slowed for a while Gertrude died as A Fearful Joy 1949 was being published Cary was now at the height of his fame and fortune He began preparing a series of prefatory notes for the re publication of all his works in a standard edition published by Michael Joseph.He visited the United States, collaborated on a stage adaptation of Mister Johnson, and was offered a CBE, which he refused Meanwhile he continued work on the three novels that make up the Second Trilogy 1952 55 In 1952, Cary had some muscle problems which were originally diagnosed as bursitis, but as symptoms were noted over the next two years, the diagnosis was changed to that of motor neuron disease, a wasting and gradual paralysis that was terminal As his physical powers failed, Cary had to have a pen tied to his hand and his arm supported by a rope in order to write Finally, he resorted to dictation until unable to speak, and then ceased writing for the first time since 1912 His last work, The Captive and the Free 1959 , first volume of a projected trilogy on religion, was unfinished at his death on March 29, 1957.


    Ian Laird
    Several authors dwell just outside the borders of my literary experience, for example: John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Bowen and Cormac McCarthy. Such authors are known to me by repute but not yet read. Up until An American Visitor, Joyce Cary belonged in this category. So, I approached this work with some anticipation. But I have been in this position before. Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter, turned out to be slightly disappointing. James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans was rath [...]

    Joyce Cary is one of those strange novelists whose sensibilities span two centuries. On one hand, he is very much a Victorian novelist in his approach to the subject; on the other, he writes about the decay of the 20th century British Empire in one little corner of Africa. This is only Cary's second novel, and it shows. The author deals with a multiplicity of characters -- European, American, and native African. At times, he has some difficulty achieving the proper focus.One interesting comparis [...]

    J.S. Watts
    I had forgotten how much I enjoy Cary's style of writing and An American Visitor reminded me of that. The prose is clean and gem sharp. The characterisation jovial, but mostly thoughtful, although there are probably a few too many caricatures present for the book to be wholly satisfying. Like many of his later novels, this book deals with grim issues of colonial existence in Nigeria with apparent humour and lightness of touch, but underneath there is a bitter and at times cynical note.Cary strad [...]

    Gabriel Clarke
    As a novel, it's less than the sun of its parts; some characters (and there are too many as someone else commented) are finely drawn, most are cut-outs and caricatures. The issues relating to race and colonialism are interestingly handled. Cary at this stage of his career (this is his second novel, I think) wasn't so much a racist as a cynic. There's too much here to cover in a short review, in fact.

    F Clark
    The third of Cary's African novels, I found An American Visitor more satisfying than either Aissa Saved or The African Witch, although it has elements in common with both. Visitor, however, is more focused on the well-meaning but ineffectual missionaries and government functionaries. The British and American characters are well drawn, and a couple of the African characters are more than mere caricatures. Recommended.

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