Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) 1932-
Most widely held works about V. S Naipaul
Most widely held works by V. S Naipaul
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
110 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 3,222 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 )
155 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,866 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.
Among the believers : an Islamic journey by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
67 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,463 libraries worldwide
Includes material on Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
54 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,228 libraries worldwide
The story of a writer's singular journey from Trinidad to England and from one state of mind to another.
India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
51 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,097 libraries worldwide
"Born in Trinidad of Indian parents and educated at Oxford, V.S. Naipaul recently returned to the land of his family's past. Here, in a series of vivid personal encounters, he presents us with a profoundly realized portrait of that complex and tumultuous country..."--Page  of cover.
Half a life by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
49 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 2,081 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 )
45 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,051 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 turn in the South by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
42 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 libraries worldwide
India : a million mutinies now by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,889 libraries worldwide
Journalist-novelist Naipaul tells of an India gone wrong, filled with economic and political corruption. Much has changed since his 1962 trip: violence between conflicting religions and a greedy society obsessed with self-interest has smashed the idealism and hope of Nehru's developing secular India, as percolating ideas of freedom shake loose the old moral ethos rooted in caste and class. This kaleidoscopic travelogue concentrates on urban life while ignoring the rural villages where the majority of India's people live. Includes dozens of first-person stories, ranging from a wealthy young stockbroker to anti-religionists to a publisher of women's magazines. Despite what he terms regional, religious and sectarian excesses, Naipaul sees possibilities for regeneration in the new freedoms.
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
52 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,869 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.
Guerrillas by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
50 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 1,862 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.
Beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
In a follow-up to Among the Believers, Naipaul returns after seventeen years to Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia to determine the effects on these countries brought by conversion to Islam.
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,553 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.
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
91 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
In a free state by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
72 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 1,481 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 )
83 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,475 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 return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
25 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
140 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 1,422 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 mystic masseur by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
101 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,289 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." -- Back cover.
The loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul ( Book )
31 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
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