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V. S. Naipaul is perhaps the most famous émigré writer since Vladimir Nabokov, and though he always spoke and wrote English, his self-imposed exile to England from his native Trinidad represented a cultural shift as profound as learning to think in another language. In this moving, novel-like correspondence, we witness the great writers early transformation from an expatriate adrift to a world-renowned man of letters.

The letters collected here illuminate with unalloyed candor the relationship between a sacrificing father and his determined son as they encourage each other to persevere with their writing. For though his fathers literary aspirations would go unrealized, Naipauls triumphant career would ultimately vindicate his beloved mentors legacy.

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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 Booker Prize in 1971 and a knighthood for services to literature n 1990. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707261
Editor:
Aitken, Gillon
Author:
Aitken, Gillon
Author:
Naipaul, V. S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
letters;non-fiction;correspondence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.68 in 0.6 lb

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