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  • A Writer's Peopleby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People , he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life. Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on?Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, among... more...

  • Between Father and Sonby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

      At seventeen, V.S. Naipaul wanted to "follow no other profession" but writing. Awarded a scholarship by the Trinidadian government, he set out to attend Oxford, where he was encountered a vastly different world from the one he yearned to leave behind. Separated from his family by continents, and grappling with depression, financial strain, loneliness,... more...

  • Half a Lifeby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity. The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his... more...

  • Literary Occasionsby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul brings his signature gifts of observation, his ferocious impatience with received truths, and his masterfully condensed prose to these eleven essays on reading, writing, and identity?which have been brought together for the first time. Here the subject is Naipaul?s literary evolution: the books that delighted him as a child;... more...

  • The Writer and the Worldby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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 trains his relentless moral intelligence on societies from India to the United States and sees how... more...

  • Magic Seedsby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul?s magnificent Magic Seeds continues the story of Willie Chandran, the perennially dissatisfied and self-destructively naive protagonist of his bestselling Half a Life . Having left a wife and a livelihood in Africa, Willie is persuaded to return to his native India to join an underground movement on behalf of its oppressed... more...

  • Indiaby V. S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    A  New York Times  Notable Book Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul?s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his journeys through his ancestral homeland, with a new preface by the author.   Arising out of Naipaul?s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien,  India: A Million Mutinies Now  relates the stories of... more...

  • Collected Short Fictionby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    For the first time: the Nobel Prize winner?s stunning short fiction collected in one volume, with an introduction by the author. Over the course of his distinguished career, V. S. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from his Somerset Maugham Award?winning Miguel... more...

  • The Enigma of Arrivalby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The story of a writer's singular journey?from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another?this is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Yet it is also woven through with remarkable invention to make it a rich and complex novel. From the Trade Paperback... more...

  • The Mystic Masseurby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s... more...