The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century
A Composite List and Ranking
by Brian Kunde
 
INTRODUCTION
SOURCE LISTS
COMPOSITE LIST
RANKING SYSTEM
COLUMN KEY
REVIEWS
LINKS

Reviews.

<- Naipaul, V. S., 1932-
         Full name: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul. British novelist of Indo-Trinidadian ancestry, born in Chaguanas, Trinidad. Noted for his unapologetic treatment of the third world venues of which he writers. Winner of the 1971 Booker Prize for In a Free State, the 1983 Jerusalem Prize, and the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature. At least four close relatives are also authors.
  • <- A Bend in the River. 1979.
             An outsider's view of the post-colonial descent into dictatorship of an unnamed African country, narrated by Salim, a Muslim of Indian ethnicity.
  • <- A House for Mr. Biswas. 1961.
             The story of Mohun Biswas, an Indo-Trinidadian struggling to make something of himself in early twentieth century Trinidad. Based in part on the life of Naipaul's own father. Later adapted to the stage (as a musical) and to radio in 2006.

Posted Apr. 3, 2007, and last updated May 14, 2013.
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