Автор: Naipaul V S Название: Half a Life ISBN: 0330485172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485173 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Цена: 775 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Featuring Willie Chandran, this story springs from the unhappy union of a low-caste mother and a father constantly at odds with life. Willie is naively eager to find something that will place him both in and apart from the world.
Автор: Naipaul V Название: Bend in the River ISBN: 033052299X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330522991 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 969 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The great novel of Africa from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.With a new preface by the author
Автор: Naipaul V Название: Way in the World ISBN: 0330522884 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330522885 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A novel that explores colonial inheritance through a series of narratives that span continents, swing back and forth between past and present and delve into both autobiography and fiction.
Автор: Naipaul V.S. Название: A Writer`s People ISBN: 0330485245 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485241 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1648 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reflects an intellect engaged with the challenges of assimilation faced by the `serious traveller`, one for whom there can be no single world view. This book brings clarity and experience to an exploration of the ways we think, see and feel.
Автор: Naipaul V S Название: A Writer`s People ISBN: 0330485253 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485258 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers the insights and observations of the author on literature, history and cultural sensibility.
Описание: Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s “travel” books, "The Masque of Africa" encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. Naipaul: “For my travel books I travel on a theme. And the theme of "The Masque of Africa "is African belief. I begin in Uganda, at the center of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and end at the bottom of the continent, in South Africa. My theme is belief, not political or economical life; and yet at the bottom of the continent the political realities are so overwhelming that they have to be taken into account. “Perhaps an unspoken aspect of my inquiry was the possibility of the subversion of old Africa by the ways of the outside world. The theme held until I got to the South, when the clash of the two ways of thinking and believing became far too one-sided. The skyscrapers of Johannesburg didn’t rest on sand. The older world of magic felt fragile, but at the same time had an enduring quality. You felt that it would survive any calamity. “I had expected that over the great size of Africa the practices of magic would significantly vary. But they didn’t. The diviners everywhere wanted to ‘throw the bones’ to read the future, and the idea of ‘energy’ remained a constant, to be tapped into by the ritual sacrifice of body parts. In South Africa body parts, mainly of animals, but also of men and women, made a mixture of ‘battle medicine.’ To witness this, to be given some idea of its power, was to be taken far back to the beginning of things. “To reach that beginning was the purpose of my book.” " The Masque of Africa" is a masterly achievement by one of the world’s keenest observers and one of its greatest writers.
Автор: Naipaul V Название: Enigma of Arrival ISBN: 0330522868 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330522861 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 969 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer.
Автор: Naipaul V. S. Название: The Middle Passage ISBN: 0375708340 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375708343 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life. Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on--Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, among them--and his first encounters with literary culture. He illuminates the ways in which the writings of Gandhi, Nehru, and other Indian writers both reveal and conceal the authors themselves and their nation. And he brings the same scrutiny to bear on his own life: his early years in Trinidad; the empty spaces in his family history; his ever-evolving reactions to the more complicated India he would encounter for the first time at age thirty.
Автор: Naipaul, V.S. Название: India ISBN: 1400030757 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400030750 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 957 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's "Emergency," V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians-from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless-Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent inaccessible to foreigners and barely visible to its own people. He sees both the burgeoning space program and the 5,000 volunteers chanting mantras to purify a defiled temple; the feudal village autocrat and the Naxalite revolutionaries who combined Maoist rhetoric with ritual murder. Relentless in its vision, thrilling in the keenness of its prose, India: A Wounded Civilizationis a work of astonishing insight and candor.
Автор: Naipaul, V.S. Название: Magic Seeds ISBN: 0375707271 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375707278 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul's magnificent Magic Seeds continues the story of Willie Chandran, the perennially dissatisfied and self-destructively naive protagonist of his bestselling Half a Life. Having left a wife and a livelihood in Africa, Willie is persuaded to return to his native India to join an underground movement on behalf of its oppressed lower castes. Instead he finds himself in the company of dilettantes and psychopaths, relentlessly hunted by police and spurned by the people he means to liberate. But this is only one stop in a quest for authenticity that takes in all the fanaticism and folly of the postmodern era. Moving with dreamlike swiftness from guerrilla encampment to prison cell, from the squalor of rural India to the glut and moral desolation of 1980s London, Magic Seedsis a novel of oracular power, dazzling in its economy and unblinking in its observations.
Автор: Shiva Naipaul Название: North of South ISBN: 0140188266 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140188264 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1163 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of the local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice.
Автор: Naipaul, V.S. Название: An Area of Darkness ISBN: 0375708359 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375708350 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1091 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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