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V.S Naipaul

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ISBN 10: 0233967028 / ISBN 13: 9780233967028
Published by Andre Deutch, London, 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First U.K. edition, First printing book in very fine condition. Unmarked, except for red S 1/4"x1/8" neatly centered on top of front paste down? Jacket would be fine except for tiny wrinkle at spine bottom. Fine Jacket is price clipped. " When everybody wants to fight there's nothing to fight for, Everybody wants to fight his own little war, everybody is a guerrilla." It is James Ahmed who sees this, isolated in his 'commune' in the tropical bush: a man supposed to be realizing an ideal in a place with a terrible past and a chaotic present. Guerrillas depicts a convulsion in the island's public life, and ends in private violence. Place and people are evoked with an intensity unrivaled elsewhere in V. S. Naipaul's work. This novel comes with extraordinary force from the centre of a profound moral awareness of the world's plight. A fine collectible and an even better read. Bookseller Inventory # 000413

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Title: Guerrillas

Publisher: Andre Deutch, London

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A novel of colonialism and revolution, death, sexual violence and political and spiritual impotence.

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“A Tolstoyan spirit.... The so-called Third World has produced no more brilliant literary artist.” — John Updike

“Naipaul is a master of English prose.” — J. M. Coetzee, New York Review of Books

“V. S. Naipaul has a substantial claim as a comic writer.... This humor, conducted throughout with the utmost stylistic quietude, is completely original.” — Kingsley Amis, The Spectator

“Mr. Naipaul travels with the artist’s eye and ear and his observations are sharply discerning.” — Evelyn Waugh

“For sheer abundance of talent there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses V. S. Naipaul. [He is] the world’s writer, a master of language and perception.” — The New York Times Book Review

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