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

Overview
Works: 681 works in 3,953 publications in 30 languages and 96,900 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Controversial literature  Biography  Essays  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other
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 )

184 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 4,297 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 )

228 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,159 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 )

83 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,876 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 )

109 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 3,026 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 )

62 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,311 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
Guerrillas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

111 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,231 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
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

87 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,066 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 enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,018 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
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul( Book )

176 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 1,976 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
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

132 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,972 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 mimic men by V. S Naipaul( Book )

113 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-year-old Ralph Singh, exiled in disgrace from his Caribgean 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
The mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

158 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,829 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."--P. [4] of cover
The return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad by V. S Naipaul( Book )

58 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,503 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 writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,480 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 loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dokumentariske fortællinger om Walter Raleighs (1552-1618) erobring af Trinidad i 1595 og englændernes forsøg i 1801 på at starte en revolution i det spanskkontrollerede Sydamerika fra Trinidad
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul( Book )

115 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul?s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an abandoned temple near Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten government workers and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy man and a deluded American religious seeker. An Area of Darkness also abounds with Naipaul?s strikingly original responses to India?s paralyzing caste system, its apparently serene acceptance of poverty and squalor, and the conflict between its desire for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj. The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent.From the Trade Paperback edition
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 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
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

83 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with settings in England, India and Trinidad, and ranging from humor to horror
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

77 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,041 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
The suffrage of Elvira by V. S Naipaul( Book )

77 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de verkiezingsstrijd op het platteland in het nog maar pas onafhankelijk geworden Trinidad
 
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Alternative Names
Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

Naipaul, V. S.

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Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

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

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 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

Найпол, В. С 1932-

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

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וידיאדר סורג'פרסאד נייפול

נאיפול, ו. ס 1932־

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

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی ایس . نیپاول

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

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ナイポール, V. S

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A house for Mr. BiswasIndia : a wounded civilizationHalf a lifeMagic seedsGuerrillasA way in the world : a novelThe enigma of arrival : a novelMiguel Street