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Those Difficult Years
Review essay of 'Letters Between and Father and Son' and 'Reading and Writing: A Personal Account' by V.S. Naipaul. The letters of the Naipaul family are compared with the fictional version of events in 'A House for Mr Biswas'.
'No family, no wife, no friends, no infidelities': Wives Present and Absent in Naipaul's Autobiographical Fiction.
(South Asian Review, 2015)
V.S. Naipaul’s 1987 novel The Enigma of Arrival is set in the 1970s in the Wiltshire countryside where Naipaul lived with his wife for 10 years. In this novel, Naipaul has explicitly identified the narrator with his own ...
Looking Back in Anger: The Transformations of Childhood Memories in V.S. Naipaul's 'A House for Mr Biswas' and Jamaica Kincaid's 'Annie John'
(Prestige Books, 2000)
A comparison of the novels 'Annie John' by Jamaica Kincaid, set in Antigua, and 'A House for Mr Biswas' by V.S. Naipaul, set in Trinidad. Both novels build upon angry memories of childhood in a West Indian setting.
Looking Back in Anger: The Transformation of Childhood Memories in Two West Indian Novels.
(Pencraft International, 2013)
Anger, for all its negative aspects, can provide creative urges which produce works of art of great power. The anger of the adult writer is often directed against the forces which tried to control and repress that writer ...