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  • Among the Believersby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time." From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • An Area of Darknessby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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 of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an... more...

  • A Bend in the Riverby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In the "brilliant novel" ( The New York Times ) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man?an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens... 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...

  • 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$ 15.95

    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...

  • Guerrillasby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    A novel of colonialism and revolution, death, sexual violence and political and spiritual impotence. From the Trade Paperback edition. 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...

  • A House for Mr. Biswasby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul?s brilliant career, A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels. In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a... more...

  • In a Free Stateby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people--Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty appetite for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious ?compound wife? [117]-- are driving back to their enclave after a stay in the capital [111]. But in between lies the landscape of an unnamed country whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting... more...