The World Is What It Is

    The World Is What It Is

    The Authorized Biography of VS Naipaul

    Patrick French

    Picador 2009

    Paperback 576pp Illustrated

    9780330440097   Product Code: 22599

    Since the acclaim accorded his early novels The Mystic Masseur and A House for Mr Biswas, Trinidad's VS Naipaul has been one of the giants of world literature, winning the Nobel Prize in 2001. Drawing on exclusive access to the writer's private papers and personal recollections, and infused with knowledge of Naipaul's vast body of work, this major biography offers a lucid and frank portrait of this elusive, outspoken and at times curmudgeonly genius. Off-mint.

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