Naipaul


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Naipaul

Sir V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad). born 1932, Trinidadian novelist of Indian descent, living in Britain. His works include A House for Mr Biswas (1961), In a Free State (1971), which won the Booker Prize, A Bend in the River (1979), The Enigma of Arrival (1987), and Beyond Belief (1998): Nobel prize for literature 2001
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Indeed the plot is laden with references to Kureishi''s own life as well of that of Naipaul.
Starting Postcolonial Nostalgias with Naipaul's accounts of his own successive dislocations and with an analysis of their cultural implications, Walder broadens his discussion to reflect on postcolonial migrants' anxieties about identity in the many complex ways that Naipaul himself has treated the subject.
Brathwaite contextualized Naipaul as one of the most important contributors to "the New Wave of West Indian writing" (275).
Naipaul, described as a writer of genius, recalled that when the Nobel Prize was finally awarded to him in 2001, he phoned and told his friend Dhondy, "You've heard of my little spot of good luck.
At the end of his Islamic journey, Naipaul notes how alike the Moslems and the Marxists are, even though they are supposed to be implacable enemies.
In this short, comic novel about a local election in the developing world, Naipaul, who grew up in Trinidad, pokes fun at the democratic process in that region.
In the end the conference committee ended up disinviting Naipaul.
Naipaul, musicians Pete Townshend and Sting, and artist Damien Hirst.
This article offers an analysis of the house (of fiction) and home as a postcolonial trope characteristically problematised by Naipaul, who shows that while offering some intellectual and cultural possibilities, finds that these are nevertheless endangered and delimited by the possibilities afforded in a globalised world.
But it was that great Nobel prize-winning novelist VS Naipaul who gave me a deeper insight into the need most people have to be lifted out of their humdrum lives.
She did not win the Man Booker Prize despite being shortlisted five times, but she did win the David Cohen Prize, putting her alongside literary heavyweights like Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter and VS Naipaul, who also won Nobel prizes for literature.
This, he said, puts her alongside literary heavyweights like Seamus Heaney, Harold Pinter and VS Naipaul, who also won Nobel prizes for literature.