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

Overview
Works: 853 works in 3,499 publications in 19 languages and 72,054 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Essays  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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Most widely held works by V. S Naipaul
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( Book )

109 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,042 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
A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

176 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,968 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
Half a life by V. S Naipaul( Book )

67 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,735 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
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

51 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,107 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 )

188 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,929 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
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,914 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
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

104 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,906 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 enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a writer's singular journey from Trinidad to England and from one state of mind to another
The mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

132 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,766 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." -- Back cover
The loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,574 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. Naipaulhimself a native of Trinidadshows 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. Focuses on the two widely separated historical situations--ill-fated attempts to exploit the island nation of Trinidad by the Spanish in the sixteenth century and the British in the eighteenth century--that called worldwide attention to the obscure island of Trinidad
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,058 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
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul( Book )

81 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Area of Darkness is V.S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled ... The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

73 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seul roman de l'auteur, né à Trinité, consacré à son pays d'adoption: l'Angleterre. Un bibliothécaire de 62 ans se marie et incite ses employeurs à pratiquer les vertus de l'innovation sociale. Très bon, mais le chef-d'oeuvre de Naipaul demeure ##Une maison pour Mr Biswas## (1959). C.r. B.G., ##Le Monde##, 27 septembre 1985, p. 17
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

70 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

45 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suffrage of Elvira by V. S Naipaul( Book )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels by V. S Naipaul( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enigma of arrival : a novel in five sections by V. S Naipaul( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of a young Indian from the Crown Colony of Trinidad arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer....." -- Cover
The middle passage : impressions of five societies--British, French, and Dutch--in the West Indies and South America by V. S Naipaul( Book )

56 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the author's account of his journey in 1960 from London to his birthplace, the Caribbean island of Trinidad. He has recorded his impressions of Trinidad and former colonies in the West Indies and South America
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incandescent novel, V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man, an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions
 
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Half a life
Alternative Names
Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

Naipaul, V. S.

Naĭpaul, V.S. 1932-

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

Naipaul, Vedladhar Surajprasad 1932-

Naipaul , Vidiadhar S.

Naipaul, Vidiadhar S. 1932-

Naipaul , Vidiadhar Surajprasad

Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad 1932-

Naipaul, Vidiahar Surajprasad

Naĭpol, V. S. 1932-

Naipols, V. S. 1932-

Najpol, V.S. 1932-

Nāyapāṃla, V. S. 1932-

Nībūl, Fī. As 1932-

V. S. Naibao'er 1932-

V. S. Naipaul britischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfattar og nobelprisvinnar

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfatter af vestindisk slægt

V.S. Naipaul schrijver uit Trinidad en Tobago

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

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·奈波爾

Vidiadhar Naipaul

Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul 1932-....

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul brytyjski prozaik i eseista, noblista

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul scrittore trinidadiano

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-

Найпол, В. С 1932-

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

Нейпол В. С. 1932-

Վիդիադհար Սուրաջպրասադ Նայփոլ

וידיאדר סורג'פרסאד נייפול

נאיפאול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

נאיפול, ו. ס 1932־

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

נאיפול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی ایس . نیپاول

नायपॉल, वी. एस.

विद्याधर सूरजप्रसाद नैपाल

व्ही.एस. नायपॉल

বিদ্যাধর সূর্যপ্রসাদ নাইপল

ਵੀ ਐਸ ਨੈਪਾਲ

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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A house for Mr. BiswasHalf a lifeMagic seedsMiguel StreetA way in the world : a novelIn a free stateThe enigma of arrival : a novelThe mystic masseur : a novel