The Writer and the World
Baker & Taylor
Spanning some forty years of writing, a collection of essays by Nobel laureate offers many of his finest shorter pieces of reflection and journalism as he writes about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobuto's mad reign in Zaire, the New York mayoral elections, and other fascinating aspects of people, cultures, and places around the world. 25,000 first printing.
Naipaul applies his exquisitely crafted prose to subjects of colonialism, politics, the disenfranchised, and race in this collection of 20 essays written beginning in 1962. Based on his travels and grounded in history as well as his acute observation of current affairs, the essays take place in the countries of India, Mauritius, Trinidad, Grenada, Guyana, Zaire, Argentina, and the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Spanning forty years of writing, a collection of essays by a Nobel laureate offers his reflections on the Muslim invasions of India, Mobuto's reign in Zaire, the New York mayoral elections, and other topics.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
xv, 524 p. ; 25 cm