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

Overview
Works: 859 works in 3,518 publications in 21 languages and 76,270 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Controversial literature  Essays  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Picaresque fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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Most widely held works by V. S Naipaul
India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul( Book )

172 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land
A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

190 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,009 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 )

80 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,864 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 )

53 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,143 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
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

110 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,937 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
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul( Book )

189 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,925 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 )

63 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,911 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 mimic men by V. S Naipaul( Book )

83 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,769 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
The loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

100 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,658 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 writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 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
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,033 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 )

76 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 995 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
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

70 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 977 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 )

47 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels by V. S Naipaul( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle passage : impressions of five societies--British, French, and Dutch--in the West Indies and South America by V. S Naipaul( Book )

70 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur décrit ici le long voyage qu'il a effectué aux Antilles-Trinidad, Guyane britannique, Surinam, Martinique et Jamaïque, en 1960. Il porte un regard avisé et sévère sur le désordre de ces sociétés qui se perdent dans la recherche d'une modernité médiocre, essayant par tous les moyens d'oublier leur culture indigène
Among the believers : an Islamic journey by V. S Naipaul( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reisverslag waarin de schrijver zijn gesprekken met jonge Moslems over de politieke ontwikkelingen in de wereld van de Islam verwerkt heeft
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 308 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
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Recording )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a powerful tale of the search for identity. Willie Chandran feels as though the life he lives is not his own. His listlessness washes away in a flood of encouragement from his radically political sister, and 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.--
Collected short fiction by V. S Naipaul( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into the author's range and creative process, in a treasury that includes pieces from such classics as "Miguel Street" and "In a Free State."
 
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Alternative Names
Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

Naipaul, V. S.

Naĭpaul, V.S. 1932-

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 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-

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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

วี เอส ไนพอล

나이폴, V. S. 1932-

나이폴, 비디아다르 수라지프라사드 1932-

네이폴, V. S. 1932-

ナイポール, V. S

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A house for Mr. BiswasHalf a lifeMagic seedsIn a free stateMiguel StreetA way in the world : a novelThe mimic menThe loss of El Dorado : a history