V. S. Naipaul reflects on writing

V. S. Naipaul has a new book called: “A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling.”

“A Writer’s People” is as much an argument as it is a memoir. And the argument seems extremely dubious,” the NYT notes.

“Part meditation, part remembrance, as elegant as it is revelatory, A Writer’s People allows us privileged insight—full of incident, humor and feeling—into the mind of one of our greatest writers,” the product description states.

The NYT reviewer also adds: “But what remains impressive, even in this disappointing book, is Naipaul’s sense of wonder at the worlds he has discovered. For all his haughtiness, something fresh and innocent infuses his early memories and his recollections of the alienation and loneliness he felt in his early years in London.”

Knopf is the publisher. Click here for the review.



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