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Conversations with V. S. Naipaul

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Intense, controversial, unfailingly clever, V. S. Naipaul has won nearly every major British writing award, including the prestigious Booker Award (in 1971 for In a Free State) and in 1990 was knighted for his literary accomplishments. Born of Indian parents in Trinidad in 1932, he has little sympathy for the land of his birth or forefathers. All that he puts under his mic ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by University Press of Mississippi
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Cbj
Jun 22, 2012 Cbj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a great collection of interviews with Naipaul between 1960 and the early 90s. He discusses his formation as a writer and the incredible panic that he had to undergo during his early days as a writer. He says he never had any natural talent and had to practice intensely to write the way he did. According to Naipaul, he never felt the freedom and safety that someone like Hemingway might have felt when he traveled across the world. He also speaks candidly about his sexual frustration, fears ...more
Sunil
Nov 14, 2008 Sunil rated it it was amazing
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Have to say one of the brilliant books I've read this year; yes I even liked it more than the celebrated Patrick French Biography. This is a compilation of all the interviews of Naipaul from sixties to nineties. Bought it for £16 and thought it was worth every single shekel. Reading these interviews and the insights made me want to run and grab the next available person while screaming 'This is it'.

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