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- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Like all of V. S. Naipaul?s ?travel? books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. Naipaul: ?For my travel books I travel... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Canada 2012; US$ 23.00
(includes The Suffrage of Elvira , A Flag on the Island and Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion ) Written early in V. S. Naipaul?s prolific career, these three works of fiction ? two novels and a collection of stories ? are ample evidence of his cosmopolitan reach and his seemingly effortless command of broad comedy and acute observation. From... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.00
Understanding Africa is critical for all concerned with the world today: in what promises to be his final great work of reportage, one of the keenest observers of the continent surveys the effects of belief and religion on the disparate peoples of Africa. The Masque of Africa is Nobel Prize-winning V. S. Naipaul's first major work of non-fiction... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
?A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say ?Slum!? because he could see no more.? But to its residents this derelict corner of Trinidad?s capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. There?s Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build ?the thing without a name.? There?s Man-man, who... more...