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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 8:50 am
June 7: Ontario's big big-decision. Plus
The Globe and MailJune 7: Ontario's big big-decision. Plus other letters to the editorThe Globe and MailAs the three leaders limp to the finish today, perhaps the best result would be to adopt a leaf from former Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul, who, when taking the measure of candidates in a literary contest, famously declared that there would be no first or ...
Posted on 7 June 2018 | 3:00 am
Justine Henzell films 'Walking Cities' with
Loop News JamaicaJustine Henzell films 'Walking Cities' with Marlon James, AkalaLoop News JamaicaJames is the second Caribbean novelist to win the esteemed Booker Prize, the first being Trinidad's VS Naipaul back in 1971. Born and raised in Jamaica, James has garnered reputation for his perspicacious cultural observations and the state of the ...
Posted on 6 June 2018 | 4:15 pm
Clarkson: Summer reading list varies from
Chicago TribuneClarkson: Summer reading list varies from serious to scenic to suspensefulChicago TribuneI also look forward to reading “A Bend In the River” by V.S. Naipaul. In our book group, the presenters always spend a few minutes discussing the authors, and V.S. Naipaul, a British writer of Indian descent, is an interesting international figure and ...
Posted on 6 June 2018 | 3:55 pm
Sri Lanka and the world: Whither political
Sri Lanka and the world: Whither political prudence ?Daily Mirror“It isn't that there's no right and wrong here. There's no right.” -V.S. Naipaul. There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers' rights ...and more »
Posted on 5 June 2018 | 9:54 pm
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 asÂ Harper LeeâsÂ To Kill A Mockingbird,Â Kingsley AmisâÂ Lucky Jim , and his friend Martin AmisâÂ Money . The Booker Prize-winning author ofÂ The Satanic VersesÂ ...
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
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
Resolved Question: The Tata Literature Live/
1. V.S. Naipaul
2. Shobha De
3. Vikram Seth
4. Amitava Ghosh
Posted on 3 September 2017 | 6:26 am
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