174pp. Minor shelf wear to wrapper o/w a lovely copy. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In 1964 the author Naipaul wrote "An Area of Darkness", his semi-autobiographical account of a year in India. Two visits later he came to write "India: A Wounded Civilization" in which he recapitulates the feelings that the vast, mysterious and agonized continent aroused in him.
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In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's "Emergency," V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past.
Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians-from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless-Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent inaccessible to foreigners and barely visible to its own people. He sees both the burgeoning space program and the 5,000 volunteers chanting mantras to purify a defiled temple; the feudal village autocrat and the Naxalite revolutionaries who combined Maoist rhetoric with ritual murder. Relentless in its vision, thrilling in the keenness of its prose, India: A Wounded Civilization" is a work of astonishing insight and candor.
Titolo: India : A Wounded Civilization
Casa editrice: Andre Deutsch
Data di pubblicazione: 1977
Condizione libro: VG+
Edizione: 1st Edition
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR004285267
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: good. 340 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00233969365-G
Descrizione libro André Deutsch, London, 1977. Pappband. Oktav. 174 S, 1 Band. O.pappeinband, illustrierter O.umschlag. O.umschlag berieben und mit Einrissen und kleiner Fehlstelle, Einband etwas bestossen, insgesamt noch ordentliches Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. 750 Gramm. Buch. Codice libro della libreria 25409
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, London, 1977. Hard Back. Very good hardback copy. No dustjacket. 174pp. Codice libro della libreria 032571
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0233969365 Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please contact us with any inquiries. We ship daily. Codice libro della libreria Z0233969365Z2
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardback with dust jacket. Original green boards. A few light marks to the front board. Third impression of June 1978; first published October 1977. Binding firm. Pages clean. There is a small brown mark to the top outer closed textblock edge. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket is price clipped. pp. 174. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 105318
Descrizione libro Deutsch, London, 1977. Cloth Over Boards. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good+. First. 174 pgs. Some library stamps and pastings, fairly unobtrusive (pocket torn from back endpapers). Some pencilled annotation on first 30 pages. Critical analysis of Indian culture by the Nobel laureate. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 001527
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Without inscription in not price clipped dust jacket, which is now protected by a removable transparent wrapper. Codice libro della libreria ABE-15119420388
Descrizione libro Deutsch., London., 1977. 174pp, dustjacket trifle worn at extremities, otherwise very good. V.S. Naipaul came from an Indian background, but it was a family that had been in Trinidad, where he was born, for a hundred years. This volume describes his early reactions to India. "India, which I visited for the first time in 1962, turned out to be a very strange land. A hundred years had been enough to wash me clean of many Indian religious attitudes; and without these attitudes the distress of India was - and is - almost insupportable. It has taken me much time to come to terms with the strangeness of India, to define what separates me from the country; and to understand how far the 'Indian' attitudes of someone like myself, a member of a small and remote community in the New World, have diverged from the attitudes to whom India is still whole". From the foreword. Codice libro della libreria 96729
Descrizione libro Andre Deutsch, London, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition 3rd Impression. This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in a Very Good Dust-Jacket which has some rubbing and wear to the outer edges of the wrapper.Not price clipped.The book came from the private library of Winston Churchill's Youngest Daughter Mary Soames who passed away in 2015.The book bears the bookplate of Mary Soames to the front pastedown.This copy has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.Mary Soames was Winston Churchill's last surviving daughter.She died at the age of 91 in West London.She was the youngest of the five children of our great wartime prime minister and his wife Clementine.She worked for the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service with whom she served in London, Belgium and Germany in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rising to the rank of Junior Commander.She also accompanied her father as aide-de-camp on several of his overseas journeys, including his trip to Potsdam, where he met with US president Harry S Truman and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.She married the Conservative politician Christopher Soames 1947 and they had five children,Nicholas, Emma, Jeremy, Charlotte and Rupert.This is a great opportunity to own a book from a distinguished family library and from the Daughter of Winston Churchill.Rare with this wonderful association,8vo 175pp First Edition 3rd Impression Size: 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall. Codice libro della libreria 70187