V.S. Naipaul"s later fiction

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Naipaul, V. S. -- 1932- -- Criticism and interpret
StatementLing-Mei Lim.
LC ClassificationsPR9272.9N32 Z745 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination321 p.
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Open LibraryOL19540955M

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul TC (/ ˈ v ɪ d j ɑː d ər ˌ s uː r ə dʒ p r ə ˈ s ɑː d ˈ n aɪ p ɔː l, n aɪ ˈ p ɔː l /; 17 August – 11 August ), most commonly known as V.

Naipaul, and informally, Vidia Naipaul, was a Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer of works of fiction and nonfiction in English. He is known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad Alma mater: University College, Oxford.

Ethics today means not being at home in one’s house. —Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia There appears to have been some contestation in the published form In a Free State was to assume.

Subtitled A Novel with Two Supporting Narratives, V. Naipaul’s masterpiece features the eponymous novel, two stories which he calls “supporting narratives,” and the bookends of a prologue. About The Nightwatchman’s Occurrence Book. Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction–two novels and a collection of stories–that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with impressive subtlety and humor.

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V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel Prize–winning author who explored issues of colonialism, race, and identity in a strikingly brilliant series of novels, essays, and travel books, died this weekend at the. With a preface by the author.

Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction – two novels and a collection of stories – that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with impressive subtlety and humour.5/5(2).

V.S. Naipaul, in full Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, (born AugTrinidad—died AugLondon, England), Trinidadian writer of Indian descent known for his pessimistic novels set in developing these revelations of what the Swedish Academy called “suppressed histories,” Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature in V S Naipaul ( –) Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born Aug ), better known as V.

Naipaul, is a British novelist of Hindu heritage and East Indian ethnicity from Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, which was then a British colony. VS Naipaul is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, the world's most prestigious V.S. Naipauls later fiction book - with a value of $1, - richest literary.

When V.S. Naipaul returned in the early s to the country of his ancestors, India, he was brutally confronted with a paralyzing caste system, abject poverty, disastrous hygiene and sanitation, endemic corruption and absurd religious fervor.

The caste system V.S. Naipaul illustrates profusely what a /5(32). Offering a survey of the life and work of the Nobel Laureate forLiterature, V.

Naipaul, Man and Writer introduces readers to thewriter widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist who finds specialsatisfaction in overturning the vogue presuppositions of his n Dooley takes an expansive look at Naipaul's literary career, fromMiguel Street to Magic Seeds.

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VS Naipaul in the s. Photograph: John Minihan/Getty Images The Middle Passage (tame in hindsight) was followed by frequent travel and more on-the-spot coverage of peoples and countries in : Kenneth Ramchand. Naipaul’s legendary command of broad comedy and acute social observation is on abundant display in these classic works of fiction–two novels and a collection of stories–that capture the rhythms of life in the Caribbean and England with im.

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Dick King-Smith, author of "The Sheep-Pig," the novel that inspired the film "Babe," has died at the age of eighty-eight. A literary history of New York, from. Naipaul Full name Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. Trinidadian-born English novelist, short story writer, journalist, travel writer, essayist, and nonfiction writer.


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Naipaul is a famous Trinidadian author of the Indian origin and the Nobel Prize winner. He was born as Vidiadgar Surajprasad Naipul in Trinidad and Tobago, and also had the nationality of Britain. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year for one of his novels called half A Life.

In this tender, funny early novel, V. Naipaul renders their lives (and the legends their neighbors construct around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion. Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed–but precociously observant–neighborhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, by turns sweetly.

Essay of the Day: “There was a time,” Elizabeth Powers writes, “when V. Naipaul, reporting on the growth pains of the postcolonial world, was a favorite of the literary establishment.”. Naipaul (Full name Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul) Trinidadian-born English novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and nonfiction writer.

The following entry presents an. Sir V.S. Naipaul is a Trinidadian-British author of novels, travel literature and essays. He has written comic novels set in Trinidad and Tobago as well as bleaker novels and autobiographical works.

Naipaul’s family originated in Nepal, moved to India, then to Trinidad (where he. Identity Crisis in V.S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas Kumar Parag Fragmentation, alienation, and exile are common terms associated with post-colonial literature.

Needless to say, imperialism played a key role in bringing a sense of alienation and disorder to the countries where imperialists Size: 1MB. He has often blurred the lines between fiction and autobiography, and his debut book, Miguel Street, is no exception.

Inafter several abandoned attempts. Sir V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad, on 17 Augustthe eldest son of a second-generation Indian.

He was educated at Queen's Royal College, Trinidad, and, after winning a government scholarship, in England at University College, Of Birth: Chaguanas, Trinidad.

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Father and Son. 9: S Naipauls. Mann, Harveen Sachdeva // Modern Fiction Studies;Autumn94, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p The article focuses on the importance of the books "Miguel Street," "The Mystic Masseur" and "The Suffrage of Elvira," by V.S.

Naipaul in establishing the dominant themes and techniques of his later fiction. ‘Two worlds’: VS Naipaul’s Nobel lecture the pledge of land or repatriation was dishonoured for many of the later arrivals. Both fiction and the travel-book form have given me Author: VS Naipaul.

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. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Naipaul in Search of Himself: A Conversation (Ap ) Naipaul talks about "A Way in the World," which he says is not a "work of history or scholarship or fiction," but has elements of all three.

ARTICLES BY V. NAIPAUL: India After Indira Gandhi (November 3, ) This Op-Ed piece was written after the assassination of Indira.

Book Summary: The title of this book is The Mimic Men and it was written by V.S. Naipaul. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published Pages:.

THE FIGURE OF PERFORMANCE IN NAIPAUL'S THE MIMIC MEN. Lindroth, James R. // Modern Fiction Studies;Autumn94, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p The article presents the author's comments on the book "The Mimic Men," by V.S. Naipaul.The Mimic Men eBook: Naipaul, V. S.: : Kindle Store.

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Sign in Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns /5(18). The long days I spent wallowing in my discontent. The only thing keeping me above water was that in the fall, I would return as a junior to the academic wonderland of Wesleyan University.

Of utmost interest to me was a course in fiction writing that was to be taught by V. S. Naipaul.