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1984 Soft Cover Very Good Text is clean, tight, unmarked. Cover is very clean, slightly bumped and dogeared on one corner. Spine slants a little.

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1984 Trade paperback Vintage Books ed. Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. ... Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 286 p. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394722078
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/12/1984
  • Edition number: 28
  • Pages: 286

Meet the Author

V. S. Naipaul
V. S. Naipaul
In awarding V. S. Naipaul the Nobel prize for literature in 2001, the Swedish Academy called him a "literary circumnavigator" and a "modern philosophe." Both tags seem spot-on, given Naipaul's gift for describing -- in both his fictional and nonfictional studies of India, Africa, and beyond -- the humor and pathos of cultural collisions.

Biography

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and a collection of letters, Between Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Wiltshire, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 17, 1932
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chaguanas, Trinidad
    1. Education:
      Queen's Royal College, Trinidad, 1943-48; B.A., University College, Oxford, 1953

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