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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 moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from his Somerset Maugham Award-winning Miguel Street, in which he takes us into a derelict corner of Trinidad's capital to meet, among others, Man-Man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion. The tales in A Flag on the Island, meanwhile, roam from a Chinese bakery in Trinidad to a rooming house in London. And in the celebrated title story from the Booker Prize- winning In a Free State, an English couple traveling in an unnamed African country discover, under a veneer of civilization, a landscape of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.

No writer has rendered our postcolonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face.

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Synopsis:

A single-volume collection of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's short fiction offers insight into his range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Miguel Street and the Booker Prize-winning In a Free State.

About the Author

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He has published more than twenty- five books of fiction and nonfiction and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307595614
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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"Synopsis" by , A single-volume collection of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's short fiction offers insight into his range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as the Somerset Maugham Award-winning Miguel Street and the Booker Prize-winning In a Free State.
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