By V. S. Naipaul

For the 1st time: the Nobel Prize winner's wonderful brief fiction gathered in a single quantity, with an creation via the author.

Over the process his unusual occupation, V. S. Naipaul has written a awesome array of brief fiction that strikes from Trinidad to London to Africa. listed below are the tales from his Somerset Maugham Award-winning Miguel Street, within which he is taking us right into a derelict nook of Trinidad's capital to fulfill, between others, Man-Man, who is going from working for public place of work to staging his personal crucifixion. The stories in A Flag at the Island, in the meantime, roam from a chinese language bakery in Trinidad to a rooming apartment in London. And within the celebrated name tale from the Booker Prize-winning In a loose State, an English couple touring in an unnamed African state detect, less than a veneer of civilization, a panorama of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.

No author has rendered our post-colonial international extra acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals any such hauntingly human face.

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How come I find myself talking to a pussycat? What have you done with the real Eric Braeden? “Arrogant” isn’t really the right word, it is a sense of integrity, it is a sense of knowing who I am, and I will not kiss someone’s ass in order to get somewhere. Either buy what I have to offer, or don’t—and I don’t give a damn. I am really most cooperative when I work with people if they approach me on an equal footing. But when I detect any kind of condescension, I’ll come after you. I’ll come after you so fast, you have no idea.

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