The Enigma of Arrival

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 20, 2011 - Fiction - 368 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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User Review  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

This seems both an ode to depression and death and may well be the first of the endless modern novels that insist on the right to include an indelible image of cruelty to animals. Will men never end their hideous cruelties? Will writers never end their need to horrify us? Read full review

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I found Naipaul's writing to be fascinating and inspiring at the same time. This book starts out slow and there is not much happening but there is a lot of detailed description and you begin to ... Read full review

Contents

THE JOURNEY
IVY
ROOKS
THE CEREMONY OF FAREWELL
By VS Naipaul
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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 30 books of fiction and nonfiction, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, A Turn in the South, and a collection of letters, Between Father and Son. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.

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