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works of V.S. Naipaul.

Birmingham Public Libraries. Language and Literature Department.

works of V.S. Naipaul.

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Written in English

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  • Naipaul, V. S. -- 1932-

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    SeriesIntroductory bibliographies -- 82
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    Open LibraryOL14169593M

      "A model blend of close readings and theoretical subtlety. It is the definitive study of V. A. Naipaul."—Henry Louis Gates Jr. "This may be the first book-length study of the works of V. S. Naipaul to both appreciate the writer's many merits and criticize his severe limitations. V. S. Naipaul has produced works of extraordinary skill&#; and lived a life of equally extraordinary callousness.

    A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say 'Slum!' because he could see no more. But to it's residents this derelict corner of Trinidad's capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else Set during World War II and narrated by an unnamed - but precociously observant - neighbourhood boy, Miguel Street is a work of mercurial mood shifts, /5(12). Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, TC (17 August in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago – 11 August in London) was a British writer. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He lived in was better known as V. S. was awarded the Nobel Prize in was the first person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize ().Born: 17 August , Chaguanas, Trinidad .

    Miguel Street, V. S. Naipaul’s first written work of fiction, is set in a derelict corner of Port of Spain, Trinidad, during World War Two and is narrated by an unnamed, precociously observant neighbourhood are introduced to a galaxy of characters, from Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build ‘the wild thing without a name’, to Man-man, who goes from . A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul (Book) editions published between and in 6 languages and held by 4, WorldCat member libraries worldwide.


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Naipaul is a Trinidadian-British author of novels, travel literature works of V.S. Naipaul. book essays. He has written comic novels set in Trinidad and Tobago as well as bleaker novels and autobiographical works.

Naipaul’s family originated in Nepal, moved to India, then to Trinidad (where he was born). He moved to Works of V.S. Naipaul. book in V S Naipaul ( –) Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born Aug ), better known as V. Naipaul, is a British novelist of Hindu heritage and East Indian ethnicity from Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, which was then a British colony.

One of the other initial novel written by author V.S. Naipaul was titled ‘Half a Life’. It was published by the Vintage International publishing house in the year The plot of the novel shows a narrative that moves swiftly like a dream from India to England and then to Africa.

Nobel Prize-winning novelist V S Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England, died in his London home on Saturday at the age of 85 years.

Naipaul won the Booker Prize inamong other literary honours. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in Naipaul is known for his critically-acclaimed works throughout his life.

The Enigma of Arrival is a semi-autobiographical novel by V. Naipaul. The story tells of a young man from Trinidad who makes his way to England, and the novel thus encompasses themes related to the post-colonialism and imperialistic impact.

"The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel" (Barack Obama), A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.

In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of by:   Naipaul, considered the leading novelist to emerge from the English-speaking Caribbean, has long been tipped to win the award.

His work, which includes novels, short stories and travel writing. Looking for books by V.S. Naipaul. See all books authored by V.S. Naipaul, including A House for Mr. Biswas, and A Bend in the River, and more on V. Naipaul Description Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul TC (; 17 August – 11 August ), most commonly known as V.

Naipaul, and informally, Vidia Naipaul, was a Trinidadian-British writer of works of fiction and nonfiction in English. Naipaul, in full Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, (born AugTrinidad—died AugLondon, England), Trinidadian writer of Indian descent known for his pessimistic novels set in developing countries.

V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel laureate who documented the migrations of peoples, the unraveling of the British Empire, the ironies of exile and the clash between belief and unbelief in more than a dozen.

Naipaul is also the author of a number of works of non-fiction, including three books about India: An Area of Darkness (), India: A Wounded Civilization (), India: A Million Mutinies Now (), and two books about Islamic societies, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey () and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions ().Place Of Birth: Chaguanas, Trinidad.

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories".

Naipaul is also the author of a number of works of non-fiction including three books about India: An Area of Darkness (), India: A Wounded Civilization (), India: A Million Mutinies Now (), and two books about Islamic societies, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey () and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions ().

VS Naipaul in the s. Photograph: John Minihan/Getty Images The Middle Passage (tame in hindsight) was followed by frequent travel and more on-the-spot coverage of peoples and countries in : Kenneth Ramchand.

"Naipaul is a master of English prose, and the prose of Half a Life is as clean and cold as a knife." — J. Coetzee, New York Review of Books "'Half a Life,' the fierce new novel by V. Naipaul, the new Nobel laureate, is one of those rare books that stands as both a small masterpiece in its own right and as a potent distillation of the /5(78).

His breakthrough book, after three comic works set in the Caribbean, was “A House for Mr. Biswas” (), a masterpiece composed when Naipaul was It has lost none of its sweep and sly humor. About The Nightwatchman’s Occurrence Book. 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 impressive subtlety and humor.

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories." To cite this section MLA style: The Nobel Prize in Literature Nobel Media AB V.

Naipaul was a Nobel Prize-winning British writer best known for his bleak novels set in developing countries. This biography of V. Naipaul provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. REVIEWS OF V. S. NAIPAUL'S EARLIER BOOKS: 'The Mystic Masseur' () "This novel out of Trinidad uncovers a rich vein of ethnic humor in the world of the Caribbean Hindu.

V. S. Naipaul works in terms of good natured satire." 'Miguel Street' () "[A] beguiling book about growing up in the West Indies.V. S. Naipaul is a reader-friendly introduction to the writing of one of the most influential contemporary authors and the Nobel laureate in Literature.

Bruce King provides a novel by novel analysis of the fiction with attention to structure, significance, and Naipaul's development as a writer, while setting the texts in their autobiographical. philosophical, social, political, colonial.

Accessing Naipaul’s “ways of seeing,” Krishnan gives us a new, self-subverting Naipaul for the twenty-first century. Timothy Bewes, author of The Event of Postcolonial Shame V.

S. Naipaul's Journeys is an immensely valuable contribution. It is one of the best synthetic treatments of Naipaul's work available.