By Naipaul, V. S.; Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad; Naipaul, Vidiadhar S
"Over the process his outstanding fifty-year profession, V.S. Naipaul's writing has been characterised by means of a dedication to fact. In A Writer's humans he brings readability and event to an exploration of the methods we expect, see and believe. the variety of this publication displays an mind deeply engaged with the demanding situations of assimilation confronted via the 'serious traveller', one for whom there may be no unmarried international view. Naipaul writes in regards to the classical global what now we have retained from it, what now we have forgotten - and the more moderen earlier. Figures as various as Mahatma Gandhi, Derek Walcott and Gustave Flaubert come less than his compassionate scrutiny, as do his personal early years in Trinidad, the silences in his family members historical past and the jobs performed by way of Anthony Powell and Francis Wyndham in his first encounters with literary culture."--Jacket. Read more...
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A COMMON DEVICE OF FICTION is like this. A great man dies, covered in honour. Someone then, usually an admirer, goes into the life to do a biography and discovers all sorts of horrors. Ibsen uses this device a lot, but without the death; every Ibsen great man has near-murder in the background. I felt like a fictional character, but I didn’t know how to do the story. I didn’t know how to present myself to people who knew Powell. I didn’t think anyone would believe that after all the years of friendship I had not read Powell in any serious and connected way, had only just done so, and didn’t now think of him as a writer.
The Observer (London) “Essential reading for those who admire his work and want to understand it further. ” —The Guardian (London) “Many sides of the complicated Naipaul personality are on show as he sets them out. There are some amazingly lofty and chilling lines. ” —The Sunday Telegraph (London) V. S. Naipaul A Writer’s People V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession.
1st American ed. p. cm 1. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932– . 2. Authors, Trinidadian— 20th century—Biography. I. Title. 1 For my daughter, Maleeha Maria Contents Cover About the Author Other Books by This Author Title Page Copyright Dedication ONE The Worm in the Bud TWO An English Way of Looking THREE Looking and Not Seeing: The Indian Way FOUR Disparate Ways FIVE India Again: The Mahatma and After Up to about the age of six or seven I lived mainly in my grandmother’s house in a small country town in Trinidad.