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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.
Ignorant people in preppy clothes are more dangerous to America than oil embargoes.

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.
The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.
An autobiography can distort, facts can be realigned. But fiction never lies. It reveals the writer totally.
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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