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• Author :_Mohit Kumar Ray
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9788126901661
• ISBN-13 :_8126901667

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• Author :_V. S. Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
• Pages :_176 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780435989545
• ISBN-13 :_0435989545

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• Description : Life in Trinidad is described through the eyes of a street rab in Miguel Street. The happy-go-lucky community abounds in eccentric characters. [...] by Publisher : 'Heinemann'

• Author :_Feroza F. Jussawalla
• Pages :_174 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780878059461
• ISBN-13 :_0878059466

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• Description : This collection brings together interviews from a thirty-six-year span and reveals a witty, sometimes scathing talker with a free-ranging curiosity. In early interviews, mostly given to such fellow writers and colleagues as Derek Walcott and Eric Roach, Naipul is clipped, brusque, and clearly impatient with interviewers. More recent interviews, given primarily to journalists rather than literary figures, reveal a more mellow Naipaul, often warm, passionate, and forthcoming about his private life. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ. Press of Mississippi'

• Author :_Gillian Dooley
• Pages :_164 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781570035876
• ISBN-13 :_1570035873

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• Description : Offering a survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate forLiterature, V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer introduces readers to thewriter widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist who finds specialsatisfaction in overturning the vogue presuppositions of his peers.Gillian Dooley takes an expansive look at Naipaul's literary career, fromMiguel Street to Magic Seeds. From readings of his fiction, nonfiction, travel books, and volumes of letters, she elucidates theconnections between Naipaul's personal experiences as a Hindu Indianfrom Trinidad living an expatriate life and the precise, euphonious prosewith which he is synonymous [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of South Carolina Press'

• Author :_Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
• Pages :_564 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780375707162
• ISBN-13 :_0375707166

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• Description : Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream and the reality sustaining Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Vintage'

• Author :_Selwyn Reginald Cudjoe
• Pages :_287 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780870236204
• ISBN-13 :_0870236202

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• Description : This major reassessment of novelist V.S. Naipaul's work argues that although Naipaul regards himself as "rootless ... without a past, without ancestors," his writing is in fact rooted in the literary and historical traditions of the Caribbean and can best be understood in the context of the larger field of postcolonial discourse. Covering in chronological order all of Naipaul's books, Selwyn R. Cudjoe charts the author's development from a position in which the tension between his Eastern and Western visions of the world created classics of world literature (A House for Mr. Biswas, The Mimic Men) to his progressive identification with "the dominant imperialist ideology and racist preoccupations of the age" (In a Free State, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, Among the Believers). Cudjoe's analysis is grounded in contemporary literary theory, an understanding of Hinduism, and a thorough knowledge of West Indian literature and history. - Back cover. [...] by Publisher : 'Univ of Massachusetts Press'

• Author :_V. S. Naipaul
• Pages :_290 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780330522830
• ISBN-13 :_0330522833

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• Description : THE FIRST BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAULâe(tm)S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY âe" WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaulâe(tm)s semi-autobiographical account âe" at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered âe" of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled . . . The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. âe~Brilliantâe(tm) Observer âe~His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelations of both India and himselfâe(tm) The Times [...] by Publisher : 'Picador USA'

• Author :_Rajeshwar Mittapalli, Michael Hensen
• Pages :_175 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9788126901722
• ISBN-13 :_8126901721

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• Description : A Constant Concern Of Naipaul S Novels And Travel Writing Is The Negotiation Of Where The Individual Is Situated. Many Of His Fictional Figures Remain Unhoused, Displaced, Uprooted With No Distinct Place Called Home To Be Proud Of And Are, Therefore, Located On The Margins Of Fixed And Shifting Identities.In Formal Terms, Naipaul Experiments Along The Boundaries Of Fiction And Non-Fiction, In Particular Travel Writing, And Often Fuses Genres To Give Birth To New Ones.On The Occasion Of Naipaul S Winning The Nobel Prize For Literature This Anthology Presents A Perceptive Assessment Of Some Of His Important Works Of Fiction And Travel Writing And Puts Into Perspective His Contribution To Literature As A Whole. [...] by Publisher : 'Atlantic Publishers & Dist'

Half a Life

2012-03-22 | Fiction

• Author :_V. S. Naipaul
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1447209370
• ISBN-13 :_9781447209379

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• Description : In Half a Life we are introduced to the compelling figure of Willie Chandran. Springing from the unhappy union of a low-caste mother and a father constantly at odds with life, Willie is naively eager to find something that will place him both in and apart from the world. Drawn to England, and to the immigrant and bohemian communities of post-war London, it is only in his first experience of love that he finally senses the possibility of fulfilment. In its humorous and sensitive vision of the half-lives quietly lived out at the centre of our world, V.S. Naipaul’s graceful novel brings its own unique illumination to essential aspects of our shared history. ‘The best novel I have read this year . . . the prose is crystalline and seductively so – you hardly realize that you are consuming a work of genius until you are plunged deep into a dramatic story which stretches across three continents’ Antonia Fraser, Irish Times ‘Brilliant . . . Writing with a degree of wit and subtlety beyond the grasp of most writers, Naipaul has built a bleak world of discomfort and yearning from which, paradoxically, the reader will not want to escape’ Daily Mail ‘Parts are as sly and funny as anything Naipaul has written. Nobody who enjoys seeing English beautifully controlled should miss this novel’ John Carey, Sunday Times [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Macmillan'

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