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The Resource Half a life, V.S. Naipaul

Half a life, V.S. Naipaul

Label
Half a life
Title
Half a life
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Naipaul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Willie Chandran flees the heritage of his mixed class birth in India for the bohemian life of a writer in 1950s London. He falls in love with a woman and returns with her to Africa, living through the last days of colonialism
  • "Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, whose father, heeding the call of Mahatma Gandhi, turned his back on his brahmin heritage and married a woman of low caste - a disastrous union he would live to regret, as he would the children that issued from it. When Willie reaches manhood, his flight from the travails of his mixed birth takes him from India to London, where, in the shabby haunts of immigrants and literary bohemians of the 1950s, he contrives a new identity. This is what happens as he tries to defeat self-doubt in sexual adventures and in the struggle to become a writer - strivings that bring him to the brink of exhaustion, from which he is rescued, to his amazement, only by the love of a good woman. And this is what happens when he returns with her - carried along, really - to her home in Africa, to live, until the last doomed days of colonialism, yet another life not his own."--BOOK JACKET
Awards note
Nobel Prize in literature.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Naipaul, V. S.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9272.9.N32
LC item number
H55 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Colonies
  • Authors
  • Psychological fiction
  • Portugal
  • London (England)
  • Africa
Label
Half a life, V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48127889
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780375407376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001033730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Half a life, V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48127889
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780375407376
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001033730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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