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by V. S. Naipaul
In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier.
Naipaul In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, V. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portra.
Reading and Writing book. I wasn't aware that he had actually written any non-fiction (apparently he's written lots. This short work of autobiography, which consists of two essays entitled 'Reading and Writing', and 'The Writer in India', has been beautifully printed by NYRB, although unfortunately my University's copy was sans its dust jacket.
Interestingly enough, he quotes long passages from Charles Dickens and . Narayan and makes pronouncements on their fiction and in all this, Naipaul the enquirer is still engaging his mind in discussion.
An astonishingly candid book from the Nobel Laureate about what has shaped his interpretation of literature and the world.
Actions & Adventure, History & Fiction. A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India. An astonishingly candid book from the Nobel Laureate about what has shaped his interpretation of literature and the world. History & Fiction.
V. Naipaul (1932-2018) was born in Trinidad and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford.
Naipaul started his literary career writing comic novels set in Trinidad. Then he progressed to probing travel narratives. V. He was the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples.
Yet Naipaul remains one of the most widely read and admired literary figures of the contemporary world. He has never been afraid to discuss the pains of his own position as we see in Reading and Writing (2000) or, complacent about the responsibilities of his craft (see 1984's Finding the Centre). If in the 1990s Naipaul focussed primarily on non-fiction, he has returned in more recent books such as A Way in the World (1994) and Half a Life (2001) to a more intimate l voice
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S. Naipaul is known for his novels that focus on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. Naipaul was celebrated by the New York Times as "a master of modern English prose" and has been awarded numerous literary prizes. S Naipaul was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tabago to parents of Indian descent t University College. His forst three books were comic portraits of Trinidadian Society, and were awarded various literary prizes, such as the Somerset Maugham award.
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