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ISBN: 0330440098 / ISBN-13: 9780330440097

The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul. Patrick French

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    by Patrick French

    The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul. Patrick French

    Trade paperback, Picador USA
    2009
    English
    554 pages

    ISBN: 0330440098
    ISBN-13: 9780330440097

    This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary ... Show more

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