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An Area of Darkness - 9780330522830

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  • Product code: AAOYJ
  • ISBN: 9780330522830
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 200
  • Publish date: 03/09/2010

An Area of Darkness (Paperback)

An Area of Darkness - 9780330522830

VS Naipaul


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This is the first book in V.S. Naipaul's acclaimed "Indian Trilogy". "An Area of Darkness" is V.S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered - of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. He was twenty-nine years old; he stayed for a year. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled ...The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. 'Brilliant' - "Observer". 'A masterpiece of travel-writing' - Paul Theroux. 'His narrative skill is spectacular' - "The Times".

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Product Details

  • Product code: AAOYJ
  • ISBN: 9780330522830
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 200
  • Publish date: 03/09/2010

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