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Area of Darkness

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Description for Area of Darkness Paperback. A luminous and challenging work of autobiographical travel writing. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKA; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 131 x 20. Weight in Grams: 258.
The first book in V. S. Naipaul's acclaimed Indian trilogy - with a preface by the author. 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 ... Read more

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About V. S. Naipaul
V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He came to England on a scholarship in 1950. He spent four years at University College, Oxford, and began to write, in London, in 1954. He pursued no other profession. His novels include A House for Mr Biswas, The Mimic Men, Guerrillas, A Bend in the River, and The ... Read more

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His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelations of both India and himself.
The Times

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