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The Resource The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is

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The World Is What It Is
Title
The World Is What It Is
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Summary
The first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, the controversial and enigmatic Nobel laureate: a stunning writer whose only stated ambition was greatness, in pursuit of which goal nothing else was sacred. Beginning in rich detail in Trinidad, where Naipaul was born into an Indian family, Patrick French skillfully examines Naipaul's life within a displaced community and his fierce ambition at school. He describes how, on scholarship at Oxford, homesickness and depression struck with great force; the ways in which Naipaul's first wife helped him to cope and their otherwise fraught marriage; and Naipaul's struggles throughout subsequent uncertainties in England, including his twenty-five-year-long affair.Naipaul's extraordinary gift—producing, uniquely, masterpieces of both fiction and nonfiction—is most of all born of a forceful, visionary impulse, whose roots French traces with a sympathetic brilliance and devastating insight
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French, Patrick
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Nonfiction
Label
The World Is What It Is
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:86323d92-2910-4a50-a727-4f2667c4defb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307270351
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The World Is What It Is
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86323d92-2910-4a50-a727-4f2667c4defb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307270351
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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