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

Overview
Works: 937 works in 4,626 publications in 13 languages and 103,291 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Controversial literature  History  Biographies  Essays  Satire 
Subject Headings: Authors, Trinidadian 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, Dedicatee, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR9272.9.N32, 823.914
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A bend in the river by V. S Naipaul( Book )

172 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,155 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
A house for Mr. Biswas by V. S Naipaul( Book )

232 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,144 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
Magic seeds by V. S Naipaul( Book )

56 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,027 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
The enigma of arrival : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a writer's singular journey'from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another'this is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Yet it is also woven through with remarkable invention to make it a rich and complex novel. From the Trade Paperback edition
In a free state by V. S Naipaul( Book )

105 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,830 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 mystic masseur : a novel by V. S Naipaul( Book )

172 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,827 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 )

81 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,558 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 )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,438 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 )

64 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische essays over Argentinië, Uruguay, Trinidad en Zaïre en een literair essay over de Engelse schrijver Joseph Comad (1857-1924)
A flag on the island by V. S Naipaul( Book )

84 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories with settings in England, India and Trinidad, and ranging from humor to horror
Mr. Stone and the knights companion by V. S Naipaul( Book )

76 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,023 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 )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,018 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
Literary occasions : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays van de Britse auteur (1932- ) over literatuur, met name zijn eigen werk
Beyond belief : Islamic excursions among the converted peoples by V. S Naipaul( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about one of the more important and unsettling issues of our time. But it is not a book of opinion. It is, in the Naipaul way, a very rich and human book, full of people and their stories: stories of family, both broken and whole; of religion and nation; and of the constant struggle to create a world of virtue and prosperity in equal measure. Islam is an Arab religion, and it makes imperial Arabizing demands on its converts. In this way it is more than a private faith; and it can become a neurosis. What has this Arab Islam done to the histories of the non-Arab Islamic states: Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia? How do the converted peoples view their past -- and their future? In a follow-up to Among the Believers, his classic account of his travels through these countries, V. S. Naipaul returns, after a gap of seventeen years, to find out how and what the converted preach
Finding the center : two narratives by V. S Naipaul( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee verhalen over het proces van het schrijven en over het tot stand komen van een literair verhaal
A writer's people : ways of looking and feeling : an essay in five parts by V. S Naipaul( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overdenkingen van de Britse schrijver (1932- ), onder andere over zijn jeugd op Trinidad en de lacunes in zijn familiegeschiedenis, maar ook over de klassieken en de meer recente geschiedenis
 
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A bend in the river
Alternative Names
Naibao'er, V. S. 1932-

Naipaul V. S.

Naĭpaul, V.S. 1932-

Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad)

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 trinidadilais-brittiläinen kirjailija

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 anglalingva verkisto

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-

Найпаул писатель

Найпол В. С

Найпол, В. С 1932-

Найпол, Видиадхар Сураджпрасад

Найпол, Видия Сурайпрасад

Нейпол В. С

Нейпол В. С. 1932-

Վիդիադհար Սուրաջպրասադ Նայփոլ

וידיאדר סורג'פרסאד נייפול

נאיפאול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

נאיפול, ו. ס 1932־

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

נאיפול, וידידהר סורז'פרסד, 1932-

נאיפול, וידידהר סוריפרסד

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

ف. س. نايبول، 1932-

فيديادر سوراجبراساد نيبول

ودیادہر سورجپراسد نےپال

وی. اس. نایپل

وی ایس . نیپاول

नायपॉल, वी. एस.

विद्याधर सूरजप्रसाद नैपाल

विद्याधर सुरजप्रसाद नेपाल नेपाली मुलका ब्रिटिस लेखक

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.

ナイポール, ヴィディアダール・スラジプラサド

Languages
English (1,179)

Spanish (69)

German (45)

Chinese (33)

French (30)

Italian (8)

Polish (6)

Turkish (3)

Vietnamese (3)

Persian (3)

Portuguese (2)

Dutch (2)

Hindi (1)

Covers
A house for Mr. BiswasMagic seedsThe enigma of arrival : a novelIn a free stateThe mystic masseur : a novelThe loss of El Dorado : a historyThe writer and the world : essaysThe return of Eva Peron, with the killings in Trinidad