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Naipaul's truth : the making of a writer

Author: Lillian Feder
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"V. S. Naipaul once described his purpose as an author as nothing less than a "commitment to deliver the truth." One of the world's greatest, and most controversial, living writers, he has written extensively about the enduring economic, cultural, and psychological effects of colonialism, particularly its assaults on individual identity. In Naipaul's Truth, Lillian Feder, noted author of several classic works of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Feder, Lillian.
Naipaul's truth.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001
(OCoLC)606426946
Named Person: V S Naipaul; V S Naipaul; Vidiadhar S Naipaul
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Feder
ISBN: 0742508080 9780742508088
OCLC Number: 43785803
Description: ix, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Autobiography --
Becoming a Writer --
"The Traveler's I" --
Travel Narratives, History, and Journalism --
The Bonds of the Past --
Fantasies, Lies, and "Political Myths" --
Continuity and Change: An Idea of Nationhood --
Islam--1979; 1995 --
Fiction --
Comic and Tragic Realism --
Outsiders Everywhere --
Violence, Selfhood, and the Ambiguities of Truth --
The Author in History --
Chronology of Works / V.S. Naipaul.
Responsibility: Lillian Feder.

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In this text, Lillian Feder explores V.S. Naipaul's writings to deliver an analysis of her subject. She describes Naipaul's methods for discovering the truth about himself and the world he explores,  Read more...

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