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

Overview
Works: 819 works in 3,407 publications in 19 languages and 69,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Essays  Picaresque fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by V. S Naipaul
A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

177 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,960 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 Susan Gibbs( Book )

96 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,924 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
Half a life by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,805 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
The enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

73 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

94 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former hero of the South African resistance and his English mistress arrive on a troubled Caribbean island, where their involvement with a young mulatto revolutionary leader leads to violence
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,123 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
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

78 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,965 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
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul( Book )

193 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,937 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 loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

101 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,659 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 and winner of the Noble Prize in Literature, 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. 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 writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Fact Sheet The essential shorter works of reflection and reportage (many of them long out of print) by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature
The return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad by V. S Naipaul( Book )

48 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische essays over Argentinië, Uruguay, Trinidad en Zaïre en een literair essay over de Engelse schrijver Joseph Comad (1857-1924)
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,069 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 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,032 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
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul( Book )

82 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji shu le zuo zhe zai 1962 nian shou ci ta fang yin du ta fu zu bei de jia yuan de li cheng he gan shou
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

70 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 970 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 )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overcrowded barracoon, and other articles by V. S Naipaul( Book )

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

India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul( Book )

64 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prompted by the Emergency of 1975, Naipaul re-visited India, casting a more analytical eye over Indian attitudes. In this work, he reinforces his conviction that India, wounded by a thousand years of foreign rule, has not yet found an ideology of regeneration
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 314 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
A turn in the South by V. S Naipaul( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressies van een reis door de zuidelijke staten van de V.S
 
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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

Languages
English (1,288)

Spanish (95)

French (56)

Chinese (49)

German (39)

Swedish (9)

Italian (9)

Polish (8)

Dutch (6)

Thai (4)

Russian (4)

Hindi (4)

Korean (3)

Turkish (2)

Portuguese (1)

Persian (1)

Arabic (1)

Hebrew (1)

Norwegian (1)

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A bend in the riverHalf a lifeThe enigma of arrival : a novelGuerrillasMagic seedsA way in the world : a novelMiguel StreetThe loss of El Dorado : a history