The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is

The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

Book - 2008
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Beginning with a richly detailed portrait of Naipaul's childhood in Trinidad, Patrick French gives us the boy born to an Indian family who wins a scholarship to Oxford at the age of 17. London in the 1950s offers his first literary success, but homesickness almost defeats Vidia, his narrow escape aided by Patricia Hale, an English woman who will stand by him for 4 decades, even as he embarks on a 24-year love affair which will feed his dizzying creativity. Informed by exclusive access to the subject's private papers and personal recollections, French's revelatory biography does full justice to an enigmatic genius.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Viking Canada, 2008.
ISBN: 9780670045297
Branch Call Number: 823 NAIPA FRE
Characteristics: xviii, 555 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm

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