An Area of Darkness (Picador Travel Classics)

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This text is a semi-autobiographical account of a year V.S. Naipaul spent in India. From his arrival in prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, to his departure, Naipaul came to recognize a cultural estrangement from India. It became to him a land of myths, an area of darkness.

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Whatever his literary form, Naipaul is a master. The New York Review of Books
This is India. I don t know any other book that comes so near to capturing the whole crazy spectrum. . . . Brilliant. John Wain, The Observer
His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelation of both India and himself. . . . There is a kind of displaced person who has a better sense of place than anybody: Mr. Naipaul is an outstanding example. The Times (London)
[Naipaul s] penetrating, opinionated travel writing . . . makes up a remarkable running commentary on the clash of civilizations. The New York Times"

-Whatever his literary form, Naipaul is a master.- -The New York Review of Books
-This is India. I don't know any other book that comes so near to capturing the whole crazy spectrum. . . . Brilliant.- -John Wain, The Observer
-His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelation of both India and himself. . . . There is a kind of displaced person who has a better sense of place than anybody: Mr. Naipaul is an outstanding example.- -The Times (London)
-[Naipaul's] penetrating, opinionated travel writing . . . makes up a remarkable running commentary on the clash of civilizations.- -The New York Times

"Whatever his literary form, Naipaul is a master." -The New York Review of Books

"This is India. I don't know any other book that comes so near to capturing the whole crazy spectrum. . . . Brilliant." -John Wain, The Observer

"His narrative skill is spectacular. One returns with pleasure to the slow hand-in-hand revelation of both India and himself. . . . There is a kind of displaced person who has a better sense of place than anybody: Mr. Naipaul is an outstanding example." -The Times (London)

"[Naipaul's] penetrating, opinionated travel writing . . . makes up a remarkable running commentary on the clash of civilizations." -The New York Times

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A luminous and challenging work of autobiographical travel writing.

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