Collected Short Fiction by V. S. Naipaul

By V. S. Naipaul

For the 1st time: the Nobel Prize winner's wonderful brief fiction accumulated in a single quantity, with an creation by means of the author.

Over the process his wonderful profession, V. S. Naipaul has written a awesome array of brief fiction that strikes from Trinidad to London to Africa. listed here are the tales from his Somerset Maugham Award-winning Miguel Street, during which he is taking us right into a derelict nook of Trinidad's capital to satisfy, between others, Man-Man, who is going from operating for public place of work to staging his personal crucifixion. The stories in A Flag at the Island, in the meantime, roam from a chinese language bakery in Trinidad to a rooming condominium in London. And within the celebrated identify tale from the Booker Prize-winning In a unfastened State, an English couple touring in an unnamed African nation observe, less than a veneer of civilization, a panorama of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.

No author has rendered our post-colonial international extra acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals this kind of hauntingly human face.

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