Автор: Naipaul V S Название: Half a Life ISBN: 0330485172 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485173 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Цена: 701 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.S. Название: Magic Seeds ISBN: 0375707271 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375707278 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1002 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 Название: Way in the World ISBN: 0330522884 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330522885 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 789 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: An Area of Darkness ISBN: 0375708359 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375708350 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1022 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Writing with unique access to his memories and his private papers, and with great love for his formidable body of work, Patrick French brings us unique and
often surprising insights into the most enigmatic and compelling literary figure of the last fifty years.Beginning in rich and evocative detail in Trinidad, where V. S. Naipaul was born into an
East Indian family, he examines their early privations, Naipaul's first recollections, his life in the house on Luis Street, and his talent and fierce ambition at school, which won him a
specially created scholarship to Oxford at the age of seventeen.
French describes how, once in England, homesickness and depression struck with great force, and - with
recourse to the many surviving letters between them - the ways in which Pat, later Naipaul's first wife, helped him to cope with his 'double exile'. Sticking together through the
uncertainties of early life in London, theirs was a bond that endured even as Naipaul embarked on an affair that was to last for a quarter of a century.Tracing the influences of his family -
particularly his writerly father - his friends and his lovers on Naipaul's unpredictable temperament and extraordinary work, Patrick French evokes a man who has only ever been a writer,
whose every impulse has led to the lifelong craft he has executed with unrivalled clarity and skill.
Автор: Naipaul, V.S. Название: Among the Believers ISBN: 0394711955 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780394711959 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Naipaul V.S. Название: A Writer`s People ISBN: 0330485245 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485241 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1491 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: Mimic men ISBN: 1781980810 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781980811 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3568 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Former government minister Ralph Singh is the perpetual outsider: displaced, disillusioned and now living in exile, Ralph reflects on his earlier life and the searing effects of colonialism.
Автор: Naipaul V S Название: A Writer`s People ISBN: 0330455834 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330455831 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Цена: 965 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Naipaul V S Название: Magic Seeds ISBN: 0330485237 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485234 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Цена: 614 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Naipaul V S Название: A Writer`s People ISBN: 0330485253 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330485258 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 789 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.
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