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The world is what it is : the authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul

Author: Patrick French
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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This authorized study of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul examines his difficult early life as a child of Indian parents in colonial Trinidad, his Oxford education, the depression that marked his life in England, his complex personal life and romantic relationships, and his pursuit of becoming a great writer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: V S Naipaul; Vidiadhar S Naipaul
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick French
ISBN: 9781400044054 1400044057
OCLC Number: 192080882
Description: xvi, 554 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One: 1. The New World --
2. In the Lion House --
3. "Like Oliver Twist in the Workhouse" --
4. To the Mother Country --
5. "De Portu Hispaniensi in Trinitatis Insula" --
6. "I Love you, My Dear Pat" --
7. To the Empty House --
8. "They Want Me to Know My Place" --
9. "Something Rich Like Chocolate" --
10. Back to the New World --
11. "He Asked for 10 Gns!!" --
12. "There Wasn't Any Kind Remark" --
Part Two: 13. The Homecoming --
14. "Lovely Vogue, Just Bought" --
15. The Schintsky Method --
16. The World --
17. "With the Aid of a Cutlass Blade" --
18. Margarita --
19. England and Argentina --
20. The Marriage of Mandrax and Valium --
21. "I Want to Win and Win and Win" --
22. A House for Naipaul --
23. "Undoing My Semi-Colons" --
24. Arise, Sir Vidia --
25. The Second Lady Naipaul.
Responsibility: Patrick French.
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This authorized study of Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul examines his difficult early life as a child of Indian parents in colonial Trinidad, his Oxford education, the depression that marked his life in England, his complex personal life and romantic relationships, and his pursuit of becoming a great writer.

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