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V. S. Naipaul

Author (born 17-Aug-1932)


Gillon Aitken (editor). Between Father and Son: Family Letters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2000. 297pp.

Suman Bala. V. S. Naipaul: A Literary Response to the Nobel Laureate. New Delhi: Khosla Publishing House. 2003. 254pp.

John Clement Ball. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel: V. S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie. Routledge. 2003. 224pp.

Dagmar Barnouw. Naipaul's Strangers. Indiana University Press. 2003. 176pp.

Selwyn R. Cudjoe. V. S. Naipaul: A Materialist Reading. University of Massachusetts Press. 1988. 287pp.

Gillian Dooley. V. S. Naipaul: Man and Writer. University of South Carolina Press. 2006. 164pp.

Lillian Feder. Naipaul's Truth: The Making of a Writer. Rowman & Littlefield. 2001. 271pp.

Michael Gorra. After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie. University of Chicago Press. 1997. 207pp.

Robert D. Hamner. V. S. Naipaul. Twayne. 1973. 181pp.

Robert D. Hamner (editor). Critical Perspectives on V. S. Naipaul. Three Continents Press. 1977. 300pp.

Dolly Zulakha Hassan. V. S. Naipaul and the West Indies. Peter Lang. 1989. 376pp.

Helen Hayward. The Enigma of V. S. Naipaul: Sources and Contexts. Macmillan. 2002. 222pp.

Peter Hughes. V. S. Naipaul. Routledge. 1988. 114pp.

Kelvin Jarvis. V. S. Naipaul: A Selective Bibliography with Annotations, 1957-1987. Scarecrow Press. 1989. 205pp.

Feroza Jussawalla (editor). Conversations with V. S. Naipaul. University Press of Mississippi. 1997. 174pp.

Shashi Kamra. The Novels of V. S. Naipaul: A Study in Theme and Form. Prestige Books. 1990. 174pp.

Richard Kelly. V. S. Naipaul. New York: Continuum. 1989. 182pp.

Bruce Alvin King. V. S. Naipaul. St. Martin's Press. 1993. 170pp.

Amitava Kumar. The Humour & the Pity: Essays on V. S. Naipaul. Buffalo Books. 2002. 174pp.

Judith Levy. V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography. Garland. 1995. 151pp.

Nondita Mason. The Fiction of V. S. Naipaul. World Press. 1986. 131pp.

Kerry McSweeney. Four Contemporary Novelists: Angus Wilson, Brian Moore, John Fowles, V. S. Naipaul. Scolar Press. 1983. 217pp.

Robert K. Morris. Paradoxes of Order: Some Perspectives on the Fiction of V. S. Naipaul. University of Missouri Press. 1975. 105pp.

Fawzia Mustafa. V. S. Naipaul. Cambridge University Press. 1995. 255pp.

Peggy Nightingale. Journey Through Darkness: The Writing of V.S. Naipaul. University of Queensland Press. 1987. 255pp.

Rob Nixon. London Calling: V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin. Oxford University Press. 1992. 229pp.

Sudha Rai. V. S. Naipaul: A Study in Expatriate Sensibility. Arnold-Heinemann. 1982. 136pp.

K. I. Madhusudana Rao. Contrary Awareness: A Critical Study of the Novels of V. S. Naipaul. Centre for Research on New International Economic Order. 1982. 232pp.

Paul Theroux. V. S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work. Africana Publishing. 1972. 144pp.

William Walsh. V. S. Naipaul. Oliver & Boyd. 1973. 94pp.

Timothy Weiss. On the Margins: The Art of Exile in V.S. Naipaul. University of Massachusetts Press. 1993. 276pp.

Landeg White. V. S. Naipaul: A Critical Introduction. Macmillan. 1975. 217pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.544)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.509)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.173)

  8. Contemporary Novelists (pp.920-23)

  9. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1055-56)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.717)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.361)

  12. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.94)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.387)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.40)

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