The Enigma of Arrival (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 20, 2011 - Fiction - 284 pages
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The story of a writer's singular journey—from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another—this is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Yet it is also woven through with remarkable invention to make it a rich and complex novel.


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Magnificent writing. - Goodreads
very repetitive writing style and self-indulgent. - Goodreads
The prose perfectly fits the intent of the author. - Goodreads
No real plot to speak of but still absorbing. - Goodreads

Review: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections

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My first encounter with Naipaul, and after that I immediately read several of his other books. He's a master of language and style. Reading this book is like walking along a peaceful, meandering river at sunset. You're happy yet you want to cry, too, for some reason. Read full review

Review: The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections

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My first encounter with Naipaul, and after that I immediately read several of his other books. He's a master of language and style. Reading this book is like walking along a peaceful, meandering river at sunset. You're happy yet you want to cry, too, for some reason. Read full review

Contents

THE JOURNEY
IVY
ROOKS
THE CEREMONY OF FAREWELL
By VS Naipaul
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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 has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty-five books of fiction and nonfiction, including "Half a Life," "A House for Mr. Biswas," "A Bend in the River, Magic Seeds" and a collection of letters, "Between Father and Son," He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

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