In a Free State

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
4.87 X 8.33 X 0.59 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400030552

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About the Author

V.S. NAIPAUL was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession.

His novels include A House for Mr Biswas, The Mimic Men, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, and The Enigma of Arrival. In 1971 he was awarded the Booker Prize for In a Free State. His works of nonfiction, equally acclaimed, include Among the Believers, Beyond Belief, The Masque of Africa, and a trio of books about India: An Area of Darkness, India: A Wounded Civilization and India: A Million Mutinies Now.

In 1990, V.S. Naipaul received a knighthood for services to literature; in 1993, he was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. He died in 2018.

Reviews

"V. S. Naipaul tells stories which show us ourselves and the reality we live in. His use of language is as precise as it is beautiful." --The London Times

"A Tolstoyan spirit....The so-called Third World has produced no more brilliant literary artist." --John Updike, The New Yorker

"The coolest literary eye and the most lucid prose we have." --The New York Times Book Review