Between Father and Son: Family Letters

Between Father and Son: Family Letters

V.S. Naipaul


  At seventeen, V.S. Naipaul desired to "follow no different occupation" yet writing. presented a scholarship through the Trinidadian govt, he got down to attend Oxford, the place he used to be encountered a significantly varied international from the single he yearned to go away at the back of. Separated from his kin by way of continents, and grappling with melancholy, monetary pressure, loneliness, and dislocation, "Vido" bridged the gap with a devoted correspondence that started presently earlier than the younger man's two-week trip to England and ended quickly after his father's loss of life 4 years later.
   Here, for the 1st time, we've got the chance to learn this profoundly relocating correspondence, which illuminates with unalloyed candor the connection among a sacrificing father and his decided son because the motivate one another to persevere with their writing.  For although his father's literary aspirations could move unrealized, Naipaul's effective profession may eventually vindicate his liked mentor's legacy.

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