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A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling (Vintage International)

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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 them—and his first encounters with literary culture. He illuminates the ways in which the writings of Gandhi, Nehru, and other Indian writers both reveal and conceal the authors themselves and their nation. And he brings the same scrutiny to bear on his own life: his early years in Trinidad; the empty spaces in his family history; his ever-evolving reactions to the more complicated India he would encounter for the first time at age thirty.

About the Author

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. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and A Turn in the South, and a collection of letters, Between Father and Son. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

Table of Contents

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 Affair

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707292
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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