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V. S. Naipaul
(1932-____) born on
Aug 17
West Indian novelist, journalist. He is noted for satirical portraits of vanishing culture; wrote "A Bend in the River," 1976.
         
   
F
Ignorant people in preppy clothes are more dangerous to America than oil embargoes.

R
To read a newspaper for the first time is like coming into a film that has been on for an hour. Newspapers are like serials. To understand them you have to take knowledge to them; . . . best is the knowledge provided by the newspaper itself.
A
The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.
N
An autobiography can distort, facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies. It reveals the writer totally.
K
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: After a year of teaching at Wesleyan University; in "Time," 21 May 1979..
R: Referring to The "New York Times; in "The Enigma of Arrival," "The Journey," 1987.
A: "A Bend in the River," by V.S. Naipaul, 1979.
N: In "Such a Strange Lady," by Janet Hitchman.
K: In "Radio Times" (London), 24 Mar 1979.
   


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