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Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) 1932-2018

Overview
Works: 1,010 works in 4,926 publications in 17 languages and 104,146 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Essays  Controversial literature  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

240 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owning a small portion of the Trinidad earth and a respectable house of his own is the dream that sustains Mohun Biswas through a life of frustration and despair after he marries into the domineering Tulsi family
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( Book )

152 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 4,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a recent civil war, a country in the interior of Africa is under a new President, whose insane energy and crudity have made his power felt everywhere including an isolated village at a bend in the river
India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul( Book )

109 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land
Half a life by V. S Naipaul( Book )

100 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie Chandran flees the heritage of his mixed class birth in India for the bohemian life of a writer in 1950s London. He falls in love with a woman and returns with her to Africa, living through the last days of colonialism
Guerrillas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

100 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on a troubled Caribbean island - where Asians, Africans, Americans and former British colonials co-exist in a state of suppressed hysteria - Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution. A white man arrives with his mistress, an Englishwoman influenced by fantasies of native power and sexuality, unaware of the consequences of her actions. Together with a leader of the 'revolution', they act out a gripping drama of death, sexual violence and spiritual impotence. Guerrillas depicts a convulsion in public life, and ends in private violence."--Publisher
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

59 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willie Chandran feels as though the life he lives is not his own. But his listlessness washes away in a flood of encouragement from his radically political sister. Inspired, he joins an underground liberation movement in India. But after years of revolution and incarceration, he grows disillusioned and returns to England, still hoping to find his true self
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul( Book )

195 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogart the bigamist, B. Wordsworth the poet, and Morgan the pyrotechnist are among the poor inhabitants of Miguel Street seen through the eyes of a fatherless boy growing up in Port of Spain, Trinidad
The mimic men by V. S Naipaul( Book )

135 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man's experience in a postcolonial world. Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize the paradox of his childhood during which he secretly fantasized about a heroic India, yet changed his name from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white woman, Singh realizes what has kept him from becoming a proper Englishman. But it is the return home and his subsequent immersion in the roiling political atmosphere of a newly self-governed nation that ultimately provide Singh with the necessary insight to discover the crux of his disillusionment."--amazon.com
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

107 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short novel on two English people and their search for freedom in a complex African nation accompanies two works of fiction which illustrate the consequences of liberation
The mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

178 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad. To understand a little better, one has to realize that in the 1940s masseurs were the island's medical practitioners of choice."--Page 4 of cover
The enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. From the Trade Paperback edition
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

73 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of narratives on the subject of history and the people who make it. One follows the last expedition of Sir Walter Raleigh before he was sent to the Tower, another chronicles Francisco de Miranda's disastrous invasion of South America, a third is about a Panamanian communist in the 1930s
The loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

86 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V.S. Naipaul'himself a native of Trinidad'shows how that delusion drew a small island into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish and English colonial designs and a mecca for treasure-seekers, slave-traders, and revolutionaries. Amid massacres and poisonings, plunder and multinational intrigue, two themes emerge: the grinding down of the Aborigines during the long rivalries of the El Dorado quest and, two hundred years later, the man-made horror of slavery. An accumulation of casual, awful detail takes us as close as we can get to day-to-day life in the slave colony, where, in spite of various titles of nobility, only an opportunistic, near-lawless community exists, always fearful of slave suicide or poison, of African sorcery and revolt. Naipaul tells this labyrinthine story with assurance, withering irony, and lively sympathy. The result is historical writing at its highest level. From the Trade Paperback edition
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years V.S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu's mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The writer and the world attests powerfully not only to Naipaul's status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding
The return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad by V. S Naipaul( Book )

60 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische essays over Argentinië, Uruguay, Trinidad en Zaïre en een literair essay over de Engelse schrijver Joseph Comad (1857-1924)
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul( Book )

125 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is V.S. Naipaul's record of his sojourn to India, the land of his fathers. Throughout the book, Naipaul's intense perceptions sweep the reader into the turmoil and fabulous richness of the length and breadth of India
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning author Naipaul spirals outward from the central African country of Uganda, to Nigeria, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Gabon, and concluding in South Africa, to unearth in six chapters a sense of African ancestral belief and practice
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

77 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly before retirement from his post as a librarian in a large commercial firm, sixty-two-year-old Mr. Stone marries, becomes inspired, and turns his creative idea into fact
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

86 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with settings in England, India and Trinidad, and ranging from humor to horror
The suffrage of Elvira by V. S Naipaul( Book )

85 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, an old, comically timid and absent-minded man, Surujpat Harbans, runs for office, aided by superstition, bribes, and an aggressive campaign
 
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A bend in the river
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A bend in the riverIndia : a wounded civilizationHalf a lifeGuerrillasMagic seedsMiguel StreetThe mimic menIn a free state
Alternative Names
Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

Naibao'er, V. S., 1932-2018

Naipaul V. S.

Naĭpaul, V.S. 1932-

Naipaul V. S. 1932-2018

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018

Naipaul, Vedladhar Surajprasad 1932-

Naipaul, Vedladhar Surajprasad 1932-2018

Naipaul, Vidia, 1932-2018

Naipaul , Vidiadhar S.

Naipaul, Vidiadhar S. 1932-

Naipaul, Vidiadhar S. 1932-2018

Naipaul Vidiadhar Surajprasad

Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad 1932-

Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad 1932-2018

Naipaul, Vidiahar Surajprasad

Naipaul, Vidiandhar Surajprasad, 1932-2018

Naĭpol, V. S. 1932-

Naĭpol, V. S., 1932-2018

Naĭpol, Vidiadkhar Suradzhprasad, 1932-2018

Naipols, V. S. 1932-

Najpol, V. S.

Najpol, V.S. 1932-

Najpol, V.S., 1932-2018

Nāyapāṃla, V. S. 1932-

Nāyapāṃla, V. S. 1932-2018

Nībūl, Fī. As 1932-

Nībūl, Fī. As., 1932-2018

V. S. Naibao'er 1932-

V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul britischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfattar og nobelprisvinnar

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfatter af vestindisk slægt

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfatter og nobelprisvinner

V. S. Naipaul britský spisovatel, držitel Nobelovy ceny

V. S. Naipaul écrivain britannique

V. S. Naipaul escriptor

V.S. Naipaul schrijver uit Trinidad en Tobago

V. S. Naipaul Taga-Trinidad, Britaniko a mannurat

V. S. Naipaul Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Nepalese ancestry

V. S. Naipaul trinidadilais-brittiläinen kirjailija

V.S. Naipaul trinidadisk-brittisk författare

V.S. Naipaul trinidadisk-brittisk författare, som år 2001 belönades med Nobelpriset i litteratur

V. S. 나이폴

V・S・ナイポール

V·S·奈保尔

V·S·奈波爾

Vidiadhar Naipaul

Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul 1932-2018

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul anglalingva verkisto

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Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul brytyjski prozaik i eseista, noblista

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul scrittore trinidadiano

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul trinidadi indiai brit ír

Vidiadxar Suracprasad Naypol

Vidijadhars Suradžprasads Naipols

Βιντιαντάρ Σουρατζπρασάντ Νάιπολ

Видиядхар Сураджпрасад Найпол

Видјадар Сураџпрасад Најпол

Відзьядхар Сураджпрасад Найпал

Відыядхар Сураджпрасад Найпал

Відьядхар Сураджпрасад Найпол

Найпаул В. С. писатель 1932-

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Найпол В. С

Найпол, В. С 1932-

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Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад, 1932-2018

Найпол, Видия

Найпол, Видьядхар Сурайпрасад

Нейпол В. С

Нейпол В. С. 1932-

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וידיאדר סורג'פרסאד נייפול

נאיפאול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

נאיפול, ו. ס 1932־

נאיפול, ו. ס. (װידיאדהר סוראיפרסד), 1932־

נאיפול, ו. ס. (װידיאדהר סוראיפרסד), 1932־2018

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ניפול, ו. ס. (וידידהר סורז'פרסד), 1932-

ניפול, וידידר סורפרסד, 1932-

ניפול, וידירהר סוריפרסד.

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

ف.س.نايبول 1932-2018

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول روائي ترينيدادي بريطاني من أصولٍ هندونيبالية

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی. اس. نایپل رمان‌نویس و مقاله‌نویس هندو ترینیدادی‌تبار بریتانیایی

وی ایس نائپال برطانوی ناول نگار

وی ایس . نیپاول

नायपॉल, वी. एस.

वी एस नायपॉल

विद्याधर सूरजप्रसाद नैपाल

विद्याधर सुरजप्रसाद नेपाल नेपाली मुलका ब्रिटिस लेखक

व्ही.एस. नायपॉल

বিদ্যাধর সূর্যপ্রসাদ নাইপল

ਵੀ ਐਸ ਨੈਪਾਲ

ଭି ଏସ ନାଇପଲ

வி. சூ. நைப்பால்

విద్యాధర్ సూరజ్ ప్రసాద్ నైపాల్

ವಿ. ಎಸ್. ನೈಪಾಲ್

വി.എസ്. നൈപോൾ

วี เอส ไนพอล

나이폴, V. S. 1932-

나이폴, 비디아다르 수라지프라사드 1932-

네이폴, V. S. 1932-

ナイポール, V. S.

ナイポール, ヴィディアダール・スラジプラサド

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