An Area of Darkness: His Discovery of India

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THE FIRST BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAUL’S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY – WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul’s semi-autobiographical account – at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered – of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled . . .

The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone.

‘Brilliant’ Observer

‘His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelations of both India and himself’ The Times

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A luminous and challenging work of autobiographical travel writing.

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V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River and most recently The Masque of Africa, and a collection of letters, Between a Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Descrizione libro Pan MacMillan, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. THE FIRST BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAUL S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY -- WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul s semi-autobiographical account -- at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered -- of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled .The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. Brilliant Observer His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelations of both India and himself The Times. Codice libro della libreria AA79780330522830

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