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Briefe zwischen Vater und Sohn by V.S. Naipaul
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Mar 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: favorites, non-fiction, biographic-writing, poco-lit, letters, own

I read this book when I didn't even know the word 'postcolonial' had anything to do with English Literature. Up to today I have not managed - and I am very sad about it - to read any fictional work by V.S.Naipaul. Judging from this book though, I am convinced his work is great. This book showed me a becoming writer who was already capable of such great writing and narration that I was drawn into this book from the very beginning. It is not just a volume of letters between father and son, but it is a book that gives us as readers many things - an impression of greatness, literature, home, family and how to find one's way.
I rarely read non-fiction but this book assured me that I should do it more often. V.S.Naipaul's letters show a writing flow that I have seen only in essays by Virginia Woolf so far.
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Reading Progress

July 1, 2006 – Started Reading
July 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
March 18, 2011 – Shelved
March 18, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
January 2, 2012 – Shelved as: non-fiction
April 7, 2012 – Shelved as: biographic-writing
May 16, 2012 – Shelved as: poco-lit
April 6, 2014 – Shelved as: letters
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: own

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