The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is

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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… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (November 04, 2008)

Format: EPUB

File size: 4.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Critics Circle for Biography 2008 winner


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