Sonntag, 12. August 2018

On being a writer



On Being a Writer


I do not really know how I became a writer. I can give certain dates and certain facts about my career. But the process itself remains mysterious. It is mysterious, for instance, that the ambition should have come first—the wish to be a writer, to have that distinction, that fame—and that this ambition should have come long before I could think of anything to write about. ,,,

Der karibisch-englische Autor Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, der seit 1950 in England lebte, starb am 11.8.2018. In der NYRB publizierte der Autor viele Beiträge; den Artikel von 1987 finden Sie hier.

Abbildung aus Wikipedia.

In der LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS rezensierte 2007 Sanjay Subrahmanyam Naipaul's Buch A Writer’s People.

Where Does He Come From?

Sanjay Subrahmanyam


  • A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling by V.S. Naipaul
    Picador, 193 pp, £16.99, September 2007, ISBN 978 0 330 48524 1

Rezension in der LRB 1998:


Manager of Stories

Michael Gilsenan


  • Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples by V.S. Naipaul
    Little, Brown, 448 pp, £20.00, May 1998, ISBN 0 316 64361 0

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