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From the Publisher
A rich collection of essays on reading, writing, and identity from
our finest writer in English, V. S. Naipaul. Literary
Occasions charts more than half a century of personal
enquiry into the mysteries of written expression, and of fiction in
Literary Occasions brings together some true gems
of literary criticism and personal reflection. Reflecting on the
full scope of his career, V. S. Naipaul takes us through his
beginnings as a writer: his boyhood experiences of reading books
and his first efforts at writing them; the early glimmers and
evolution of ideas about the proper relations of particular
literary forms to particular cultures and identities; and his
father's influence, revealed in an intriguing preface to the only
book he ever published.
These moving and thoughtful pieces are accompanied by Naipaul's
profound and severe discussions of other authors, including his
signal essay on Conrad, and the classic "Indian Autobiographies."
The collection is completed by "Two Worlds," the magnificent Nobel
Address, in which Naipaul considers the indivisibility of the
literary and the personal.
Sustained by extraordinary powers of expression and thought,
Literary Occasions is both a subtle recollection
of Naipaul's past, and the only available organized statement of
his literary ideas. A valuable companion to last year's The
Writer and the World, this is an essential volume from a
man who has devoted his life to the written word.