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Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) 1932-2018

Overview
Works: 1,186 works in 5,191 publications in 16 languages and 106,002 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Autobiographies  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Controversial literature  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

231 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,244 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
A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( Book )

160 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 4,172 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
Half a life by V. S Naipaul( Book )

86 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,742 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
India : a wounded civilization by V. S Naipaul( Book )

99 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

63 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,039 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
India : a million mutinies now by V. S Naipaul( Book )

73 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member 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
Guerrillas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

67 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on a troubled Caribbean island where Asians, Africans, Americans, and former British colonials coexist in a state of suppressed hysteria--Guerrillas is a novel of colonialism and revolution." --Cover
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

117 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,935 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 )

138 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A profound novel of cultural displacement, The Mimic Men masterfully evokes a colonial man's experience in a postcolonial world. Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize the paradox of his childhood during which he secretly fantasized about a heroic India, yet changed his name from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white woman, Singh realizes what has kept him from becoming a proper Englishman. But it is the return home and his subsequent immersion in the roiling political atmosphere of a newly self-governed nation that ultimately provide Singh with the necessary insight to discover the crux of his disillusionment."--amazon.com
A way in the world : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,851 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 )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a writer's singular journey from Trinidad to England and from one state of mind to another
Miguel Street by V. S Naipaul( Book )

133 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,799 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
The mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

152 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,738 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."--Page 4 of cover
The loss of El Dorado : a history by V. S Naipaul( Book )

82 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 1,590 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. Naipaul'himself a native of Trinidad'shows 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,444 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 return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad by V. S Naipaul( Book )

54 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische essays over Argentinië, Uruguay, Trinidad en Zaïre en een literair essay over de Engelse schrijver Joseph Comad (1857-1924)
An area of darkness by V. S Naipaul( Book )

116 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is V.S. Naipaul's record of his sojourn to India, the land of his fathers. Throughout the book, Naipaul's intense perceptions sweep the reader into the turmoil and fabulous richness of the length and breadth of India
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

74 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly before retirement from his post as a librarian in a large commercial firm, sixty-two-year-old Mr. Stone marries, becomes inspired, and turns his creative idea into fact
The masque of Africa : glimpses of African belief by V. S Naipaul( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,029 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 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with settings in England, India and Trinidad, and ranging from humor to horror
 
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A bend in the river
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A bend in the riverHalf a lifeIndia : a wounded civilizationMagic seedsIndia : a million mutinies nowGuerrillasIn a free stateThe mimic men
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Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

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Naipaul V.S.

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Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

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

Naipaul, Vedladhar Surajprasad 1932-

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Naipaul, Vidia, 1932-2018

Naipaul , Vidiadhar S.

Naipaul, Vidiadhar S. 1932-

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Naipaul, Vidiadhar Surajprasad, Sir, 1932-2018

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Naipaul, Vidiahar Surajprasad

Naipaul, Vidiandhar Surajprasad, 1932-2018

Naĭpol, V. S. 1932-

Naĭpol, V. S., 1932-2018

Naĭpol, Vidiadkhar Suradzhprasad, 1932-2018

Naipols, V. S. 1932-

Najpol, V. S.

Najpol, V.S. 1932-

Najpol, V.S., 1932-2018

Nāyapāṃla, V. S. 1932-

Nāyapāṃla, V. S. 1932-2018

Nībūl, Fī. As 1932-

Nībūl, Fī. As., 1932-2018

V. S. Naibao'er 1932-

V. S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul britischer Schriftsteller, Literaturnobelpreisträger

V.S. Naipaul britisk forfattar og nobelprisvinnar

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V. S. Naipaul britský spisovatel, držitel Nobelovy ceny

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V. S. Naipaul trinidadilais-brittiläinen kirjailija

V.S. Naipaul trinidadisk-brittisk författare

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·奈保尔

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Vidiadhar Naipaul

Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

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Vidiadxar Suracprasad Naypol

Vidijadhars Suradžprasads Naipols

Βιντιαντάρ Σουρατζπρασάντ Νάιπολ

Видиадһар Сураҗпрасад Найпол

Видиядхар Сураджпрасад Найпол

Видјадар Сураџпрасад Најпол

Відзьядхар Сураджпрасад Найпал

Відыядхар Сураджпрасад Найпал

Відьядхар Сураджпрасад Найпол

Найпаул В. С. писатель 1932-

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Найпол В. С

Найпол, В. С 1932-

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Найпол Видиа Сурайпрасад

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

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Найпол, Видия

Найпол, Видьядхар Сурайпрасад

Нейпол В. С

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וידיאדר סורג'פרסאד נייפול

נאיפאול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

נאיפול, ו. ס 1932־

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

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ניפול, ו. ס. (וידידהר סורז'פרסד), 1932-

ניפול, וידידר סורפרסד, 1932-

ניפול, וידירהר סוריפרסד.

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول روائي ترينيدادي بريطاني من أصولٍ هندونيبالية

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی. اس. نایپل رمان‌نویس و مقاله‌نویس هندو ترینیدادی‌تبار بریتانیایی

وی ایس نائپال برطانوی ناول نگار

وی ایس . نیپاول

नायपॉल, वी. एस.

वी एस नायपॉल

विद्याधर सूरजप्रसाद नैपाल

विद्याधर सुरजप्रसाद नेपाल नेपाली मुलका ब्रिटिस लेखक

व्ही.एस. नायपॉल

বিদ্যাধর সূর্যপ্রসাদ নাইপল

ਵੀ ਐਸ ਨੈਪਾਲ

વી. એસ. નાયપોલ

ଭି ଏସ ନାଇପଲ

வி. சூ. நைப்பால்

విద్యాధర్ సూరజ్ ప్రసాద్ నైపాల్

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വി.എസ്. നൈപോൾ

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나이폴, V. S. 1932-

나이폴, 비디아다르 수라지프라사드 1932-

네이폴, V. S. 1932-

ナイポール, V. S.

ナイポール, ヴィディアダール・スラジプラサド

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