By V. S. Naipaul

ISBN-10: 0307269485

ISBN-13: 9780307269485

V. S. Naipaul has continuously confronted the demanding situations of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he's taking us into this means of inventive and highbrow assimilation, which has formed either his writing and his life.

Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was once uncovered early on—Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, between them—and his first encounters with literary tradition. He illuminates the ways that the writings of Gandhi, Nehru, and different Indian writers either display and hide the authors themselves and their country. And he brings a similar scrutiny to undergo on his personal lifestyles: his early years in Trinidad; the empty areas in his kinfolk heritage; his ever-evolving reactions to the extra advanced India he might stumble upon for the 1st time at age thirty.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling PDF

Similar essays books

Harold Bloom's Dante (Bloom's Major Poets) PDF

One in every of the world's maximum writers, Dante used to be additionally a very good political and philosophical philosopher. tested listed below are Vita Nuova, Rime Petrose, Inferno, Purgatoria, and Paradiso.
This identify additionally includes a accomplished biography of Dante, a user's advisor, distinct plot summaries of every novel, extracts from very important severe essays, an entire bibliography of Dante's works, an index of subject matters and concepts, and editor's notes and creation via Harold Bloom. This sequence, Bloom's significant Poets, is edited by way of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, big apple college Graduate university; preeminent literary critic of our time.

Download e-book for kindle: Anything We Love Can Be Saved by Alice Walker

In something we like will be stored, Alice Walker writes approximately her lifestyles as an activist, in a ebook wealthy within the trust that the area is saveable, if simply we'll act. talking from her middle on a variety of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, households and identification, politics and social change--Walker starts off with a relocating autobiographical essay during which she describes her personal non secular development and roots in activism.

New PDF release: No Such Country: Essays toward Home (Sightline Books)

No Such Countryexplores the assumption of home—but a house with out transparent limitations, a house in movement. A German who spent ten years within the U. S. and in addition witnessed the complexities of German reunification firsthand, Elmar Lueth writes approximately his proposal of domestic, its form and texture, which has shifted in unforeseen and sometimes startling methods.

It must've been something I ate: the return of the man who by Jeffrey Steingarten PDF

During this outrageous and delectable new quantity, the guy Who Ate every little thing proves that he'll do whatever to consume every little thing. that comes with going fishing for his personal provide of bluefin tuna stomach; approximately incinerating his oven in pursuit of the fitting pizza crust, and spending 4 days boning and stuffing 3 diversified fowl—into every one other-- to supply the Cajun distinctiveness referred to as “turducken.

Additional resources for A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling

Example text

Where the Kempe rubricator drew and then enhanced initial capitals only minimally and in red ink, however, the St. Gregory rubricator used red, blue, and gold ink as well as gold foil for the capitals at the beginning off each homily. The Kempe rubricator liberally made notes much in the manner of the “extensive rubrication” of the St. Gregory rubricator. This “extensive rubrication” includes the frequent addition of the abbreviation for “nota” in red in the margins throughout. One other gloss appears at the bottom of fol.

False hypocrisy was one of three aspects of hypocrisy that the medieval preachers delineated. ”46 This branch plagued Kempe throughout her life. Late in her story, she recalled coming back to London from across the sea and being “not clad as sche woldd a ben for defawte of mony” and how she had, in her foolish shame, intended “to a gon vn-knowyn in-to þe tyme þat sche myth a made sum chefsyawns, [and so she] bar a kerche be-forr hir face” (243/15–17). But, Kempe also found a neat way of getting around these branches of Pride when earlier in her Book she had been visiting “certyn places for gostly helth” and was “wolcomyd & mech made of ” (22/27, 34).

Add. 55 The scribe of the St. Gregory manuscript identified himselff on fol. 56 Citing this identifying remark, the British Library’s description of this manuscript asserts that it was “mostly copied by the monk John Awne, probably at Mount Grace Priory, co. ”57 As in the Kempe manuscript, an inscription of ownership appears early in its pages. On the recto side off fol. vi of the St. Gregory manuscript is written: Liber montis graciee qui ip īn alienduit and thema sit amen. This Latin inscription has 12 P E R I L O U S PA S S AG E S been dated to the same period as that of the scribe, John Awne, that is the mid-fifteenth century.

Download PDF sample

A Writer's People: Ways of Looking and Feeling by V. S. Naipaul

by Kevin

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 26 votes