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World Is What It Is The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul

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ISBN-10: 1400044057

ISBN-13: 9781400044054

Edition: 2008

Authors: Patrick French

List price: $30.00
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A luminous—often startling—life of the Nobel laureate, one of the most compelling literary figures of the past half century. Beginning with a richly detailed portrait of V. S. Naipaul’s childhood in colonial Trinidad, Patrick French gives us the boy born to an Indian family, the displaced soul in a displaced community, who by dint of talent and ambition finds the only imaginable way out: a scholarship to Oxford at the age of seventeen. London in the 1950s offers hope and his first literary success, but homesickness and depression almost defeat Vidia, his narrow escape aided by Patricia Hale, an Englishwoman who will devote herself to his work and well-being. She will stand by him,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English