V.S. Naipaul, Man and Writer

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Univ of South Carolina Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages
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Offering a survey of the life and work of the 2001 Nobel Laureate forLiterature, V. S. Naipaul, Man and Writer introduces readers to thewriter widely viewed as a curmudgeonly novelist who finds specialsatisfaction in overturning the vogue presuppositions of his peers.Gillian Dooley takes an expansive look at Naipaul's literary career, fromMiguel Street to Magic Seeds. From readings of his fiction, nonfiction, travel books, and volumes of letters, she elucidates theconnections between Naipaul's personal experiences as a Hindu Indianfrom Trinidad living an expatriate life and the precise, euphonious prosewith which he is synonymous
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Suffrage of Elvira
14
A House for Mr Biswas
25
The Middle Passage An Area of Darkness
37
Mr Stone and the Knights Companion The Mimic
49
In a Free State
60
Guerrillas and A Bend in the River
71
MiddlePeriod Nonfiction
82
The Enigma of Arrival
96
Later Travel Books
109
A Way in the World Halfa Life and Magic
121
Conclusion
135
Notes
145
Bibliography
155
Index
161
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About the author (2006)

Gillian is a librarian and literary critic living in Adelaide, South Australia.

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