The World Is What It Is
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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.