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

Overview
Works: 955 works in 4,744 publications in 17 languages and 103,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Essays  Controversial literature  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biography 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( Book )

175 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,154 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 )

235 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,136 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
India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul( Book )

103 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,794 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 )

68 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,701 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 )

101 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on a troubled Caribbean island where Asians, Africans, Americans, and former British colonials coexist in a state of suppressed hysteria--Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution." --Cover
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

57 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,015 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 )

194 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,933 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 enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,926 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
The mimic men by V. S Naipaul( Book )

132 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-year-old Ralph Singh, exiled in disgrace from his Caribbean home island, recalls, in a shoddy London boarding house, the too-large and too-fast events that proved beyond his control and destroyed his political career
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 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 mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

175 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,825 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
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

105 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,820 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 loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

83 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 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 )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,433 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 )

64 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische essays over Argentinië, Uruguay, Trinidad en Zaïre en een literair essay over de Engelse schrijver Joseph Comad (1857-1924)
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,024 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 )

85 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with settings in England, India and Trinidad, and ranging from humor to horror
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural travelogue analyzes the role of religion, mythology, and other belief systems in Africa, tracing the author's journeys from Uganda and Nigeria through the Ivory Coast and South Africa
The suffrage of Elvira by V. S Naipaul( Book )

84 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 864 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 compaign
Among the believers : an Islamic journey by V. S Naipaul( Book )

77 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the Believers is V.S. Naipaul's classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia; 'the believers' are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring order to a chaotic world. It is a uniquely valuable insight into modern Islam and the comforting simplifications of religious fanaticism
 
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A bend in the river
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 trinidadilais-brittiläinen kirjailija

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 anglalingva verkisto

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-

Найпаул писатель

Найпол В. С

Найпол, В. С 1932-

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

Найпол, Видия Сурайпрасад

Нейпол В. С

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 סורז'פרסד, 1932-

נאיפול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

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

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی ایس . نیپاول

नायपॉल, वी. एस.

विद्याधर सूरजप्रसाद नैपाल

विद्याधर सुरजप्रसाद नेपाल नेपाली मुलका ब्रिटिस लेखक

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

Languages
English (1,855)

Spanish (106)

Chinese (69)

German (68)

French (54)

Italian (14)

Polish (11)

Turkish (4)

Dutch (4)

Vietnamese (3)

Portuguese (3)

Persian (3)

Korean (3)

Russian (2)

Burmese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
A house for Mr. BiswasIndia : a wounded civilizationHalf a lifeGuerrillasMagic seedsMiguel StreetThe enigma of arrival : a novelThe mimic men