V.S. Naipaul


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    Literary

    Apr-2011

    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 move...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2004

    In this stunning sequel to Half a Life, the 2001 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature takes listeners into the hearts and minds of those who use terrorism as an ideal and a way of life, and those who aspire to the frightening power of wealth. ...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2002

    V. S. 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 impressi...

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    General Fiction

    May-2002

    Forty-year-old Ralph Singh, exiled in disgrace from his Caribgean home island, recalls, in a shoddy London boarding house, the too-large and too-fast events that proved beyond his control and destroyed his political career....

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2001

    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...

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    General Fiction

    May-1994

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1993

    V.S. Naipaul undertook this Caribbean journey at the invitation, in 1960, of Dr Eric Williams, the first Prime Minister of independent Trinidad, the author's birthplace. At that time, the plantation colonies of the region were formed, culturally, in ...

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    General Fiction

    May-1993

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    General Fiction

    Mar-1988

    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 ...

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    Literary

    Dec-1985

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1985

    Mr Stone likes to be known as Head Librarian with Excal, and dislikes the prospect of retirement. After a brief acquaintanceship with Mrs Springer, he marries her to defend himself against idleness and solitude. Then a foolproof plan strikes him, to ...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1985

    This comedy of manners in set in Trinidad and is written by the author of "The Mystic Masseur", "The Middle Passage", "The Return of Eva Perron", "Mr Stone and the Knights Companion" and "A House for Mr Biswas"....

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1984

    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 th...

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    General Fiction

    May-1984

    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 mos...

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    Literary

    May-1984

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1983

    The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid of opportunity; his tumble-down house becomes a potent symbol of the search for ident...

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    Literary

    May-1979

    In this "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 ...

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    Literary

    Nov-1977

    The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V. S. Naipaul–himself a native of Trinidadâ€...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1975

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    General Fiction

    1971

    No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered nar...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1970

    The Caribbean area--a scattering of ethnic and racial groups with a history of colonialism and bloody attempts to assert nationhood--provides an exciting background for these tales of wit, melancholy, resentment, fantasy, and superstition. If the Car...

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