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Half a Life

A Novel

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Kurzbeschreibung

In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity.The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary bohemias of 1950s London, to a facile and unsatisfying career as a writer, and at last to a decaying Portugese colony in East Africa, where he finds a happiness he will then be compelled to betray. Brilliantly orchestrated, at once elegiac and devastating in its portraits of colonial grandeur and pretension, Half a Life represents the pinnacle of Naipaul's career.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Details

Titel: Half a Life
Autoren/Herausgeber: V.S. Naipaul
Aus der Reihe: Vintage International

ISBN/EAN: 9780307556561

Seitenzahl: 224
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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