The Resource Reading & writing : a personal account, by V.S. Naipaul

Reading & writing : a personal account, by V.S. Naipaul

Label
Reading & writing : a personal account
Title
Reading & writing
Title remainder
a personal account
Statement of responsibility
by V.S. Naipaul
Title variation
Reading and writing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this essay of literary autobiography, V. S. Naipaul sifts through memories of his childhood in Trinidad, his university days in England, and his earliest attempts at writing, seeking the experiences of life and reading that shaped his imagination and his growth as a writer. He pays particular attention to the traumas of India under its various conquerors and the painful sense of dereliction and loss that shadows writers' attempts to capture the country and its people in prose." "Naipaul's reflections on the relations between personal or historical experience and literary form, between the novel and the world, reveal how he came to discover both his voice and the subjects of his writing, and how he learned to turn sometimes to fiction, sometimes to the travel narrative, to portray them truthfully. Along the way he offers insights into the novel's prodigious development as a form for depicting and interpreting society in the nineteenth century and its diminishing capacity to do the same in the twentieth - a task that, in his view, passed to the creative energies of the early cinema."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9272.9.N32
LC item number
Z47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Naipaul, Vidiadhar S
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • East Indians
  • Authors, Trinidadian
  • Trinidadians
  • Books and reading
  • Authorship
  • Literaturproduktion
  • Autobiographie
  • Authors, Trinidadian
  • Authorship
  • Books and reading
  • East Indians
  • Trinidadians
  • England
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Label
Reading & writing : a personal account, by V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Reading and Writing -- The Writer in India
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780940322387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99049615
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42476087
  • (OCoLC)ocm42476087
Label
Reading & writing : a personal account, by V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Contents
Reading and Writing -- The Writer in India
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9780940322387
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99049615
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42476087
  • (OCoLC)ocm42476087

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