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Sir Vidia's shadow: a friendship across five continents

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Houghton Mifflin,
Pub. Date:
1998.
Language:
English
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The acclaimed writer shares an intimate portrait of his former mentor V.S. Naipaul in this memoir of their thirty-year friendship and sudden falling out. Paul Theroux was a young aspiring writer when he met the legendary V.S. Naipaul in Uganda in 1966. There began a friendship that would span continents as both men ascended the ranks of literary stardom. Naipaul's early encouragement of Theroux's talent had a profound impact on him-yet the apprenticeship was not always easy. This heartfelt and revealing account of Theroux's thirty-year friendship with Naipaul explores the unique effect each writer had on the other. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are revealing, humorous, and melancholy, and three decades of mutual history, this is a personal account of how one develops as a writer and how a friendship waxes and wanes between two men who have set themselves on the perilous journey of a writing life. A New York Times Notable Book
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Authors, Trinidadian -- 20th century -- Biography
Biographies
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books
Friendship
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932- -- Friends and associates
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932- -- Influence
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932-2018 -- Friends and associates
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932-2018 -- Influence
Nonfiction
Theroux, Paul -- Friends and associates
Travel writing
title_displaySir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents
title_fullSir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents / Paul Theroux
Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents [electronic resource] Theroux, Paul.
Sir vidia's shadow [electronic resource] : A friendship across five continents. Paul Theroux
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Authors, Trinidadian
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Electronic books
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Friendship
Influence
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Nonfiction
Theroux, Paul
Travel writing