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Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey

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ISBN13: 9780394711959
ISBN10: 0394711955
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Awards

Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the basis of his seven-month journey across the Asian continent. V.S. Naipaul here explores the life, the culture and the current ferment inside four nations of Islam: Iran, where the hysteria and rage of revolution continues; Pakistan, trageically underdeveloped thirty-two years after its founding as a homeland for the Muslims of India; Malaysia, governed by Muslims but economically dominated by the Chinese who constitute half of its national roots, confused by the rule of four regimes (two foreign) in less than forty years. Naipaul depicts an Islamic world at odds with the modern world, fueled only by an implacable determination to believe.

Review:

"A brilliant report...a book of scathing inquiry and judgment, whose tragic power is being continually reinforced by current events." Newsweek

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"Brilliant, thoughtful and persuasive." Chicago Sun-Times

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"A timely and profound inquiry: yet it is also a lively travel account, full of quick vignettes, word sketches an dpieces of conversation — a pleasure to read." The Wall Street Journal

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"The eye is as sharp and the ear as acute as ever; but now the heart has acquired a tenderness that brings this work closer to us than any of Naipaul's others, admirable as they were. He began this journey as our greatest journalist, and he has returned from it a grander personage by far." Newsday

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"Mr. Naipaul is a remarkable diagnostician...an admirable, thinking traveller...a born narrator in the small or large scene. Every place and person and mind comes to life." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."

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 Oxford he began to write, and since then he has followed no other profession. He is the author of more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nobel Prize in 2001, the Booker Prize in 1971, and a knighthood for services to literature in 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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brazilvideo, November 23, 2008 (view all comments by brazilvideo)
Naipaul's protege,Paul Theroux,in "Vida's Shaddow" gave many reasons why Naipaul would never win the Nobel. Only a couple years later,in 2001,he did in fact receive the Nobel.Theroux was Naipaul's travel partner in Uganda,where he witnessed "Vida" warning Indians that they should flee.Naipaul saw that Idi Amin would confiscate Indian property,a daring position to take.
Similarly,"Among the Believers" was not well received but proved prophetic in his warning of Moslem fundamentalism.
Being a good writer is one thing,risking your life and reputation by warning of real evils is rare.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394711959
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Islamic countries
Subject:
Near and middle eastern
Subject:
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Subject:
Islamic countries Description and travel.
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Islam -- Asia.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
islam;travel;religion;non-fiction;iran;pakistan;history;middle east;indonesia;malaysia;travel writing;travelogue;asia;memoir;essays;trinidad;philosophy;fiction;literature;v.s. naipaul
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 81-9
Publication Date:
19820731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.03x5.22x1.04 in. .82 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » General
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Religion » Eastern Religions » Islamic Studies
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Travel » Asia » General
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Product details 448 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394711959 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A brilliant report...a book of scathing inquiry and judgment, whose tragic power is being continually reinforced by current events."
"Review" by , "Brilliant, thoughtful and persuasive."
"Review" by , "A timely and profound inquiry: yet it is also a lively travel account, full of quick vignettes, word sketches an dpieces of conversation — a pleasure to read."
"Review" by , "The eye is as sharp and the ear as acute as ever; but now the heart has acquired a tenderness that brings this work closer to us than any of Naipaul's others, admirable as they were. He began this journey as our greatest journalist, and he has returned from it a grander personage by far."
"Review" by , "Mr. Naipaul is a remarkable diagnostician...an admirable, thinking traveller...a born narrator in the small or large scene. Every place and person and mind comes to life."
"Synopsis" by , Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."
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