Since posting my #ReadWhatYouOwn
September stack I have found more books around the house. 🤷♀️ As you do, right? .
I'll do a stack part 2 post after another thorough search but for now let me show you this gem: .
Next up is #aHouseForMrBiswas
I was so excited when this came in the mail and then forgot all about it 🤷♀️ As you do, right?!?!? 🤦♂️
If you have read this one let me know your thoughts in the comments 🤙 ( no spoilers! 😂)
There are not many pleasures to be had in not being able to sleep but finding this month’s book for Bookclub matches your new bed linen is one! Earl(y) Grey and toast at 3am, listening to a symphony by someone I’ve never heard of called František Janeček on (a station you never listen to) Radio 3 are others. #miguelstreet #vsnaipaul #theweehours #bbcradio3
Read John Grisham's, A Painted House, and somehow it kept reminding me of V.S.Naipaul's A House for Mr.Biswas. Have been wondering where it is at and today Facebook tells me that a year ago, I left it at Laughing Buddha, Arambol, as part of my initiative of leaving books for others to find in different places. I always put in a small note but so far haven't heard from anyone regarding any of the books.
Here's what's written inside this one...
"Papers become a book,
When words run through.
Together they form a life,
When eyes sift through."
I know not you.
But if you find this book,
Just read it through.
If and when we meet,
Someplace on this big Earth,
We'll have a connection,
A bond set in the pages of time." ~ Subhashani
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#reading #readme #precious
TB ...... PORT of SPAIN, Trinidad 🇹🇹 ........SATURDAY DOWNTIME..............reading the world renowned V. S. Naipaul’s book, brought my thoughts to my amazing trip some ago to Trinidad and Tobago...........located in the Caribbean, southern most country in the West Indies.............what a melting pot of cultures..........reflected in its art and culture...........temples, churches...........each with a hauntingly beautiful story ..........folklore, legends galore ..............and who could forget the “upside down” Hilton hotel.........where President Obama was a guest........and some of the best international cricketers.................................................................................Dear Friends, if you love to travel and learn, this is a “must see” destination...........................................................................................................................................................................#happytimes
😊 #trinidad #trinidadandtobago @visit.trinidad #internationalcricket #vsnaipaul #ilovetravelling #travels #caribbean #westindies #saturdayvibes @hiltonhotels #yyc #calgary #yycliving
What's a book that you've read outside of your comfort zone? Did you like it or learn anything from it?
Growing up with a classical education, I was taught to "read across the genres." I can easily say that, even though I don't practice that advice all the time, it has been one of the most eye-opening bits of advice I've ever received.
Reading across the genres teaches you to branch out and learn from everything you read, rather than reading the same-old-same-old all the time. Of course it doesn't stop you from enjoying certain topics or specific genres you prefer to read, but it does encourage you to think about and to look at things from various different perspectives. It can further your knowledge on a subject and strengthen your opinion on topics that determine what you believe so that you can effectively communicate with others of a different mindset.
The past few months, I've found that I really enjoy reading historical and cultural texts because it provides a good story while it also teaches me more about what people were like and what life was like way back when. I love history and learning about ancient civilisations, but I've discovered that that love goes even deeper than I thought. And I wouldn't have known this had I not branched out of my reading comfort zone.
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This is probably one of my least contrived breakfasts - I made exactly what I felt like eating and didn’t even try and match it to the books. This was made even more evident when I realised I had eaten almost half the egg and two of the soldiers before I took the photo.
Yesterday I spent the afternoon pricing a modern first collection in my kitchen - the joy of living above the shop! It was a good selection and included early signed Angela Carters and books by Ali Smith, Penelope Fitzgerald, Iain Banks, Ian Rankin and a couple by V S Naipaul, who has recently died. I like collections like this. The woman had worked out her favourite writers and concentrated on buying copies of their works. It felt as if the collection had grown slowly and naturally - unusual in modern times when a completist can just order almost anything until the funds run out.
Modern firsts are an odd part of bookselling and perhaps the most unreliable if you are considering investing in books. In the 1930s John Galsworthy books went for the equivalent of hundreds - but if you had invested in the poorly received book of poems, Babbling April and other early works by Graham Greene you would have made a fortune. Galsworthy is now in our £1 sections and pre-war Greenes in wrappers are incredibly scarce. Many of the writers you could collect are obvious - J K Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Patrick Ness, Ishiguro and Stephen King. Learning from my past 30 odd years of book collecting I would say buy the first few books an author produced as soon as you can afford it. These will almost always be the scarcest. Look out for attractively illustrated editions, especially limited ones, which are often cheapest when they first come out. Above all don’t worry about literary excellence just stick to authors you have an absolute passion for. The most collected writers from the 20th Century seem to be Agatha Christie and Ian Fleming whose prices keep going up and up. If you have ideas about which authors we should be collecting now, please leave a comment. It would be good to look back in ten years time and see who was right and who was not. These two by Naipaul are for sale. DM me for details and prices.
"The only lies for which we are truly punished are the ones we tell ourselves"
time to call myself out on some lies i guess
Você já leu a edição de setembro da @revistapiaui
? A revista publicou ensaios sobre dois autores presentes no catálogo da Âyiné. Um sobre V.S Naipaul e outro sobre Wisława Szymborska, ambos vencedores do Nobel de Literatura. Assinantes da revista podem ler os textos completos nestes links: https://bit.ly/2CsLPQu e https://bit.ly/2N549Eb. Do escritor Naipaul, a Âyiné publicou o livro “Ler e Escrever”, que pode ser comprado no site da editora (https://bit.ly/2CMDtyN) e nas livrarias. Ainda neste ano e em 2019 a Âyiné publicará dois livros da polonesa Szymborska. 😍📖📚
#EditoraÂyiné #VSNaipaul #Szymborska
“Almost 14 yrs back, a publication asked me to do portraits of Mr. V.S. Naipaul but along with strict instructions that Mr Naipaul doesn’t like to be photographed. Since the allotted time was only 10 mins so I set up all my lights and loaded the films in three camera bodies before hand.Finally he arrived with his wife Nadira and sat down on one of the chair randomly but not where the lighting was done. Nadira, his wife requested me to start and finish the session asap. So I had to start without rearranging the lighting and as soon as I started, Mr. Naipaul said “I thought you got enough , shoot is over”. I barely shot three frames by then and this was the second frame of the three frame shoot. My shortest shoot ever.” #friendsinperson #portraits #instagram #instadaily #b
&w#1415mobilephotographers #india #amitmehra #vsnaipaul
Nesse livro, Naipaul prossegue a história de Willie Chandran protagonista de seu livro Uma Vida pela metade.
Willie é um indivíduo ingênuo, permanentemente insatisfeito e autodestrutivo. buscando um significado para a vida.Após deixar a áfrica onde vivera dezoito anos , retorna a seu país, e, em busca de sua identidade ,engaja-se na guerrilha rural indiana.para lutar em nome das castas inferiores oprimidas .Entretanto descobre um mundo miserável e hostil com uma população passiva e indiferente.
Volta a Lonfres onde vivera 30 anos e encontra uma cidade transformada por imigrantes do terceiro mundo.
Nessa errância do personagem por três continente, o autor mostra as contradições e mazelas do mundo contemporâneo.
#Ficçãoinglesa #literatura #romanceingles #magicseeds #vsnaipaul #livros
I just came home to the sweetest package all the way from the Caribbean. The lovely @bookofcinz
sent me ‘A House for Mr. Biswas’ by V.S Naipaul. This is not only my first international post but also my first VS Naipaul. Thank you. 💜
She writes, “I hope this mail puts a smile on your face!” and all I can say is 😁😁😁😁😁😁. .
Hope y’all have the best weekend. Read, drink, nap, be merry. 🌸
I read a fair amount of Naipaul as an undergrad and I remember enjoying the texts better than I remember the texts themselves. The one image that stuck on my mind was from this book: him writing at a hotel on an island in the middle of a lake. Turns out it's a boat-hotel but the overall image was as romantic as before.
#vsnaipaul #writersonboats #dallake #blurredmemory #anareaofdarkness
was an English novelist, who’s works awarded him with the 2001 #nobelprizeforliterature
writing comic and bleak style novels throughout his career, even tho admired by many he was as well controversial, as mentioned before Naipaul won many awards for his work such as the booker prize, the trinity cross, and the Nobel prize, he is best known for his early novel comic set in #Trinidad
, and his notable works included #ahouseformrbiswas #inafreestate #abendintheriver
, Naipaul passed away at his London home at the age of 85 on August 11, just a week short of his birthday, he survived by his wife Nadira, #love #ripvsnaipaul
"Jalan Miguel" memuat 17 cerita pendek yang saling-sambung. Meski demikian, masing-masing ceritanya juga bisa dibaca secara terpisah. Ini adalah buku pertama yang ditulis oleh V. S. Naipaul, meskipun bukan bukunya yang pertama kali diterbitkan.
Berlatar masa perang di Trinidad dan Tobago, cerita-cerita di dalam buku ini menggambarkan kenangan masa kecil Naipaul di Pelabuhan Spanyol. Nama 'Jalan Miguel' adalah versi fiksional dari Jalan Luis, tempat di mana Naipaul tinggal bersama keluarganya pada tahun 1940an. Naipaul memotret banyak hal di Jalan Miguel, mulai dari kehidupan anak-anak jalan, kekerasan terhadap perempuan, tradisi kalipsonian, budaya Hindu, hingga perang dan perpolitikan.
Naipaul menulis cerita-cerita di dalam "Jalan Miguel" ketika magang di BBC, London. André Deutsch, penerbitnya kala itu, agak ragu menerbitkan sebuah kumpulan cerita pendek dari seorang penulis Trinidad tak dikenal, sebagaimana adanya Naipaul saat itu; penerbit berpikir bahwa sebuah novel pasti akan lebih meraih sukses dan mendukung Naipaul untuk menulis novelnya. Deutsch menerbitkan "Miguel Street" setelah dua novel pertama Naipaul--"The Mystic Masseur" (1957) dan "The Suffrage of Elvira" (1958)--terbit. "Miguel Street" memenangkan Somerset Maugham Award pada tahun 1961.
Judul: Jalan Miguel
Kategori: Cerpen Terjemahan
Penulis: V.S. Naipaul
Penerjemah: Lutfi Mardiansyah
Minat? DM atau WA nomor kontak di profil toco yess. .
“...V. S. Naipaul’s novel “A Bend in the River,” Mr. Obama recalls, “starts with the line ‘The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.’ And I always think about that line and I think about his novels when I’m thinking about the hardness of the world sometimes, particularly in foreign policy, and I resist and fight against sometimes that very cynical, more realistic view of the world. And yet, there are times where it feels as if that may be true.”
Giving this novel another go, mostly because Obama appreciates Naipaul’s work and he never gives a bad book rec. .
#dslooking #sãopaulo #dsfloral #dscolor #vilamadalena #bookstagram #vsnaipaul #vscocam @nytbooks
In the mid-90s, I met the late Trinidad-born writer and storyteller Sir VS Naipaul. By that time I had embarked on my Ceritalah (“Tell me a Story”) columns.
Having observed the way with which he handled his subjects, I found myself doing much the same – especially since I too was starting to travel and with greater frequency across Southeast Asia.
The truth was that Naipaul liked people. He found respite in their stories.
And as I found myself bored of listening to politicians and famous people – tired of their carefully-crafted narratives, I wanted to simply sit down with farmers, factory workers and office clerks. It was their lives that really intrigued me, and it was this fascination with listening that took my columns in the resolutely ground-up direction they have since assumed.
I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Sir Vidia, who’s no doubt left an indelible mark on me and has shaped my own storytelling – of “swallowing” people and “consuming” their stories.
Read my tribute to him in the link in my bio
#ceritalahasean #vsnaipaul #writing #legend #storytelling #people #inspiration
: “Ler e Escrever” do autor V.S. Naipaul.
Sobre o que é: Reunião de dois ensaios e do discurso do escritor V.S. Naipaul ao receber o prêmio Nobel de Literatura.
Por que li: Adoro livros nos quais escritores falam sobre seu ofício e como enxergam a literatura. Já li vários nos mesmos moldes, de diversos escritores. Esse, contudo, achei especial.
Pontos positivos: Não conhecia a prosa de V.S. Naipaul e confesso que apenas comprei esse livrinho por conta da temática e da bela edição da editora Aynè (cuja coleção “Os Antagonistas” apenas conheci por indicação da @isavichi
do “Lido Lendo”). O livro, porém, me surpreendeu. Naipaul fala de sua escrita de maneira lúcida e objetiva. Seu contato com a literatura é encarado sem sentimentalismo. A descrição de suas origens como leitor e escritor são tocantes.
Pontos negativos: Basicamente não há nada de negativo a ser apontado. Particularmente gostaria que o autor descrevesse melhor seu processo criativo e seus romances, embora os ensaios não tenham esse propósito específico (não é, portanto, uma “autobiografia literária”, digamos assim).
Conclusão: Eu li esse livro em alguns dias. Guardava-o na mesinha de cabeceira e lia alguns trechos todas as noites, o economizando para que durasse um pouco mais. Naipaul fala do seu processo criativo com bastante sobriedade e honestidade, o que encanta o leitor. Logicamente, “Ler e Escrever” vai interessar mais quem gosta de saber como funciona a mente de um escritor. Não espere, porém, grandes pretensões e profundidade na abordagem do tema; é simplesmente uma leitura leve que vale conhecer. Fiquei bastante curioso para conhecer outras obras da bela coleção “O Antagonista” e principalmente para ler as obras de ficção de Naipaul. 📚
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✳️✳️✳️✳️/5 A marvellous read this one was and my very first book which is set in the Caribbean, must make reading more works by Naipaul a mission from now on.
In this book the author showcased the life and going-ons of a selected few Trinidad settlers who are residing in Miguel Street, each one a chapter and all from the point of view of a boy...a lot of laugh out loud moments as well as sad and melancholic revelations from this one, a mix of everything just like the ethnic groups this part of Trinidad represents. My only concern is the display of domestic violence, though candid it is a recurring thing (almost in every chapter) and told in a comical way which might make readers percieve this offense as a light misconduct in this part of the world.
INDONESIA DI MATA NAIPAUL - V.S. Naipaul
Antara tahun 1979-1980 V.S.Naipaul mengunjungi negara-negara yang masyarakat-masyarakatnya mayoritas telah "berpindah keyakinan" mengimani Islam. Alih-alih mengunjungi negara-negara di jazirah Arab yang, menurut peraih Nobel Sastra 2001 ini, sumber as(a)li agama tersebut, Naipaul justru lebih tertarik memulai perjalanannya dari Iran, lalu ke Pakistan, kemudian ke Malaysia, dan mengakhirinya di Indonesia (dengan mampir lagi sebentar di Pakistan dan Iran dalam perjalanan kembalinya ke Inggris).
Catatan perjalanan ini, yang setelah diterbitkan sempat menjadi buku kontroversial, merekam masa ketika gairah keislaman di negara-negara yang dikunjunginya sedang berkobar, disulut oleh kemenangan "Revolusi Islam" Iran yang makin memanas ketika kedutaan besar AS di sana diserbu massa, perlombaan nuklir Pakistan dengan India, mengerasnya gerakan pemurnian Islam yang berkelindan dengan keterancaman rezim di Malaysia. Tidak bisa dihindari, "wabah Malaysia' itu pula yang dikhawirkan oleh penguasa Orde Baru dan para teknokrat- priayi-adatsekuler yang tetap berjarak dengan kaum agamawan yang mulai menempa diri dengan militansi baru.
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