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V.S. Naipaul

V.S. Naipaul

·3.7·57,192 Ratings
“ Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. ” ― Rumi
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  • A Bend in the River

    ·3.77·12,273 Ratings
    When Salim, a young Indian man, is offered a small business in Central Africa, he accepts. As he strives to establish himself, he becomes closely involved with the fluid and dangerous politics of the newly-dependent state.
  • Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples

    ·3.75·525 Ratings
    "Brilliant. . . . A powerfully observed, stylistically elegant exploration." --The New York TimesA New York Times Notable Book of the Year"The book's strength lies in Naipaul's extraordinary ability as a storyteller to draw striking portraits of a cross s
  • India: A Wounded Civilization

    ·3.66·956 Ratings
    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. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portra
  • The Middle Passage

    ·3.57·407 Ratings
    In 1960 the government of Trinidad invited V. S. Naipaul to revisit his native country and record his impressions. In this classic of modern travel writing he has created a deft and remarkably prescient portrait of Trinidad and four adjacent Caribbean soc
  • A House for Mr Biswas

    ·3.82·14,183 Ratings
    Mohun Biswas has spent his 46 years of life striving for independence. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning of his father, he yearns for a place he can call home. He marries into the Tulsi family, on whom he becomes dependent, but reb
  • The Writer and the World: Essays

    ·3.82·196 Ratings
    Spanning four decades and four continents, this magisterial volume brings together the essential shorter works of reflection and reportage by our most sensitive, literate, and undeceivable observer of the post-colonial world. In its pages V. S. Naipaul tr
  • Magic Seeds

    ·3.11·656 Ratings
    Willie Chandran is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. In his early forties, after a peripatetic life, he succumbs to the encouragement of his sister – and his own listlessness – and joins an underground movement in
  • The Mimic Men

    ·3.39·782 Ratings
    The Mimic Men is a moving novel that evokes a colonial man's experience in the postcolonial world. Naipaul is the author of 13 works of fiction and has won many prizes including the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • An Area of Darkness

    ·3.68·1,437 Ratings
    A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.Traveling from the bureaucratic morass
  • Reading and Writing: A Personal Account

    ·3.44·128 Ratings
    I was eleven, no more, when the wish came to me to be a writer; and then very soon it was a settled ambition. But for the young V. S. Naipaul, there was a great distance between the wish and its fulfillment. To become a writer, he would have to find ways
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