The World Is What It Is - The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, French Patrick
Автор: French, Patrick Название: India ISBN: 1846142148 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846142147 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2090 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The independence of India and the creation of Pakistan was a time of accelerated history, when each arbitrary decision had a huge and lasting effect. India is again passing through a period of critical change. This book chronicles this epic change, and tells human stories in order to explain a larger national narrative.
Автор: Patrick French Название: Tibet, Tibet ISBN: 0002571099 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780002571098 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Цена: 1839 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 1982, while he was still a schoolboy, Patrick French met the Dalai Lama for the first time. Ever since, he has been fascinated by Tibet's people, its history, and its recent plight. "Tibet, Tibet" is a combination of travel and history. The book offers an exploration of one of the most beautiful, isolated, mysterious and misunderstood countries on earth. It follows Patrick French's progress on a journey through Tibet, sidetracked on the way by a cascade of information, thoughts and reflections on such subjects as the correct method of travelling across a desert by night; the advisability of not naming your children until thr sixth year; and events like the removal of a corrupt Regent's eyeballs by means of a yak's knucklebones in 1933.
Автор: Murphy, Patrick J. Название: Art lover`s guide to the french riviera ISBN: 0992690854 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780992690854 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2162 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A fully illustrated guide to the gems of the French Riviera`s museums, galleries, churches, public spaces and more...
Автор: French Patrick Название: India: A Portrait ISBN: 0307473481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307473486 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
A monumental biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning author of "The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul." Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this dazzlingly panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. With a familiarity and insight few Westerners could approach, he provides a vital corrective to the many outdated notions about a uniquely dynamic and consequential nation."
Автор: Patrick French Название: India ISBN: 0141041579 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141041575 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: India is the biggest democracy on earth, a country of dynamic change, huge divisions and countless identities. Is there any way to discover the `real` India? This book tells the story of how India emerged from a turbulent struggle for independence to become a vibrant democracy with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.
Автор: French Patrick Название: India: A Portrait ISBN: 0307272435 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307272430 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1923 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Patrick French Название: Liberty or Death ISBN: 0241950406 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241950401 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: India`s Journey to Independence and Division. At midnight on 14 August 1947, Britain`s 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain`s role as an imperial power came to an end. Patrick French`s vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India has been acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, he brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Churchill to Gandhi.
Автор: Patrick French Название: Younghusband ISBN: 0241950392 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241950395 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1253 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer. Soldier, explorer, mystic, guru, spy - Francis Younghusband began his career as a military adventurer and became a radical visionary. This award-winning biography traces the unpredictable life of the maverick with the `damned rum name`, who singlehandedly led the 1904 British invasion of Tibet, discovered a new route from China to India, organized the first expeditions up Mount Everest, and attempted to start a new world religion. Following in his footsteps, from Calcutta to the snows of the Himalayas, Patrick French pieces together the story of a man who embodied all the romance and folly of Britain`s lost Imperial dream.
Автор: Patrick French Название: Tibet, Tibet ISBN: 0241950384 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241950388 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Personal History of a Lost Land. Tibet has long fascinated the West, but what really lies beyond our romantic image of a mystical mountain kingdom of peace and spirituality? Travelling through the country, Patrick French meets exiled monks, nomads and a nun secretly fighting Chinese rule, but also young Tibetans with a more pragmatic attitude to their situation. Interweaving these encounters with little-known stories of war and turmoil from Tibet`s past, he reveals a more nuanced, fascinating and surprising picture of this complex place than any other book has done.
Описание: The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul's life within a displaced community and his fierce ambition at school. He describes how, on scholarship at Oxford, homesickness and depression struck with great force; the ways in which Naipaul's first wife helped him to cope and their otherwise fraught marriage; and Naipaul's struggles throughout subsequent uncertainties in England, including his twenty-five-year-long affair. Naipaul's extraordinary gift--producing, uniquely, masterpieces of both fiction and nonfiction--is most of all born of a forceful, visionary impulse, whose roots French traces with a sympathetic brilliance and devastating insight.
Автор: French Patrick Название: The World Is What It Is ISBN: 0330440098 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330440097 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1140 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his
formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius:
one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and, his extraordinary and
enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture.'Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually
unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I've ever read' - Hilary Spurling, "Observer".
'A brilliant biography:
exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone ...Reading it I was enthralled - and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)' - "Spectator". 'A masterly
performance ...If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished' - Allan Massie, "Literary Review". 'Remarkable.
This biography will change the way we read
Naipaul's books' - Craig Brown, "Book of the Week", "Mail on Sunday".
Автор: French, Patrick Название: The World Is What It Is ISBN: 1400044057 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400044054 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1856 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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