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  What Bollywood icon's fatherhood says about
What Bollywood icon's fatherhood says about India's attitude to homosexualitySouth China Morning PostBestselling India author Vikram Seth, left, with British author V.S. Naipaul. Photo: AFP. “These included the novelist and poet Vikram Seth and Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen who wrote an open letter to India Today, with Seth appearing on ...and more »
Posted on 11 March 2017 | 10:01 pm
  Near, far, and nowhere at all: Student
Near, far, and nowhere at all: Student spring break plansThe Lafayette (blog)“I'm going to be reading a novel called 'A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. Naipaul' and I'm also going to be in New York with a friend of mine.” – Mwangala Simataa '18. “I am going back to Chicago to be with my family.” – Emily Gonzalez '19. “Robbie and I ...
Posted on 10 March 2017 | 1:01 am
  The Privy Council Mimic Men - Bahamas
The Privy Council Mimic MenBahamas TribuneIn 1967 Trinidadian Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul published his brilliant novel, The Mimic Men, which wove a sad narrative about the colonial mindset embedded in many of those colonised by the British. The protagonist in this fictional story is a ...
Posted on 7 March 2017 | 2:25 pm
  23 literary journeys with the world's great
CNN23 literary journeys with the world's great writersCNNMany of VS Naipaul's novels are semi-autobiographical, but "A House for Mr. Biswas" is clearly modeled on the author and his own father. The house of the title appears only at the end of the book, when Biswas finally moves into a home of his own ...
Posted on 6 March 2017 | 4:58 pm
  Confront negatives in our culture - Trinidad
Confront negatives in our cultureTrinidad & Tobago ExpressListening to Parliament radio recently, a programme was recalling the arguments put forward against granting Independence to Trinidad and Tobago. The two major ethnic groups were said to not be ready and unable to get along for a common purpose, ...
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 7:22 pm
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  Bookmarks: news and views from the book
April 11, 2015, 12:15 a.m. In November 2009 a rally against the lifting of parallel importation restrictions became a celebration after the Labor government rejected the proposals of the Productivity Commission that had been roundly criticised by printers, publishers, authors and booksellers alike.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 8:24 am
  Salman Rushdie gives classic books low
Well, we know which books Salman Rushdie doesnât want in his personal library, and they include such classics as Harper Leeâs To Kill A Mockingbird, Kingsley Amisâ Lucky Jim , and his friend Martin Amisâ Money . The Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses ...
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 11:26 am
  Only time will tell!
“But he is roused by the Hindu-Moslem massacres in Bengal and goes to the district of Noakhali. Sad last pilgrimage; embittered people scatter broken glass on the roads he is to walk.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:35 pm
  Almanac: V.S. Naipaul on bores
“Everybody is interesting for an hour, but few people can last more than two.”
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:53 am
  Mumbai's Cafe Samovar shuts after five
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Cafe Samovar, a favourite haunt of intellectuals and celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, M.F. Husain and V.S. Naipaul, students and commoners, finally downed shutters on Tuesday after over five decades as loyal clients, some in tears, thronged it for one last time. Located inside the Jehangir Art Gallery, surrounded by heritage buildings like Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 8:16 am
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  Books: Get lost in an epic Jamaican novel
PHUKET: Trinidad had V S Naipaul and Jamaica now has Marlon James through his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books, New York, 2014, 688pp), which is an epic tale of gang warfare in Jamaica, spilling over to Miami and New York and ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:11 am
  Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly?
For months, a group of writers calling themselves Authors United have campaigned, mostly unsuccessfully, against the business practices of Amazon.com. On Thursday, they mounted their latest challenge, officially requesting that the Department of Justice ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Nigeria: The Short Story Is Not a Try-Out
But reading' This House is not for Sale, somewhat reminded me of V.S. Naipaul's 'Miguel Street'. What books influenced your approach to writing this book? This book shares more in common with 'A House For Mr. Biswas' than with 'Miguel Street' just as it ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Galassi's galaxy a thing of wonder
These are his choices: Roberto Bolaño (lightness); Vladimir Nabokov (quickness); V.S. Naipaul (exactness); Marilynne Robinson (visibility); Jonathan Franzen (multiplicity); and Alice McDermott (consistency). I then ask Galassi what is the best and the ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 3:09 am
  The 50 most memorable travel quotes
There is something comforting about a pithy quote, especially when it comes to travel. A good quote can clang like a rich bell: it makes you sit up and take notice in a way you never had before. I have collected quotes for years in my various notebooks ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 5:47 pm
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  TJStiles_Author: @dwallacewells @caleb_crain
TJStiles_Author: @dwallacewells @caleb_crain V. S. Naipaul said he can't write more than 250 words a day. If he does, he pays for it… https://t.co/pm6FoEofQU
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:35 pm
  TasminBetty: RT @picadorbooks: There's a
TasminBetty: RT @picadorbooks: There's a huge range of V S Naipaul's ficti&@ & n&@-ficti&@ writing waiting for you to sample &@ our extracts site: https…
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:35 pm
  walata3: Reading "The Age of
walata3: Reading "The Age of Anger" by Pankaj Mishra and the author already takes a swipe at V.S. Naipaul in the prologue. https://t.co/dHKncJbHy3
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:35 pm
  tadepen: RT @walata3: Reading "The Age
tadepen: RT @walata3: Reading "The Age of Anger" by Pankaj Mishra and the author already takes a swipe at V.S. Naipaul in the prologue. https://t.co…
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:35 pm
  karyakarta1992: This is a vulgar eyesore,
karyakarta1992: This is a vulgar eyesore, epitomizing V.S Naipaul's statement: "India is a wounded civilizati#&@~". Surgery needed to… https://t.co/9bxgTAlPAk
Posted on 30 March 2017 | 5:35 pm
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  Open Question: Any Idea of difficulties in
Posted on 13 December 2015 | 6:29 am
  Open Question: My novel deals with a woman s
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 10:16 pm
  Resolved Question: Can you please give me
i am doing Dessertation on the topic "religion and social structure" from the novel "An area of darkness" by v.s Naipaul..please give me some important points relating to my topic from this novel..i'll be very grateful..thank you..
Posted on 21 June 2013 | 2:32 am
  Resolved Question: What book is easy to
I am finishing off reading the Miguel Street novel, and soon i will have to read another novel and write a comparative essay where i will have to relate both books, and since i dont enjoy reading, i have no idea which book can compare to this novel without a plot. PLEASEE help and tell me which book would be easy to relate to this book. i WILL CHOOSE BEST ANSWERR!! and givee you pointss :)
Posted on 6 April 2012 | 10:40 am
  Resolved Question: Was the author V.S
Posted on 8 February 2012 | 12:28 am

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