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An Area of Darkness

 
 
 
 
An Area of Darkness
Author: V.S. Naipaul
ISBN 13: 9780375708350
ISBN 10: 375708359
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2002-07-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $15.95
 
 

A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul’s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India.

John Wain

"Brilliant...true biography arises when a man encounters something in his life which shocks him into the need for self-examination and self-explanation. It was natural that a sourjourn in India should provide this shock for Naipaul...The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered which created rather the numbing...(An Area of Darkness) is tender, lyrical, explosive and cool." -- The Observer