The Writer and the World: Essays

The Writer and the World: Essays

V.S. Naipaul


Spanning 4 many years and 4 continents, this magisterial quantity brings jointly the basic shorter works of mirrored image and reportage by means of our such a lot delicate, literate, and undeceivable observer of the post-colonial international. In its pages V. S. Naipaul trains his relentless ethical intelligence on societies from India to the U.S. and sees how each one offers with the demanding situations of modernity and the seductions of either the genuine and legendary past.

Whether he's writing a couple of string of racial murders in Trinidad; the mad, corrupt reign of Mobutu in Zaire; Argentina less than the generals; or Dallas in the course of the 1984 Republican conference, Naipaul combines highbrow playfulness with sorrow, indignation, and research so far-reaching that it ways prophecy. The author and the area reminds us that he's in a category by means of himself.

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