By V. S. Naipaul
Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was once uncovered early on—Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, between them—and his first encounters with literary tradition. He illuminates the ways that the writings of Gandhi, Nehru, and different Indian writers either demonstrate and hide the authors themselves and their kingdom. And he brings an analogous scrutiny to undergo on his personal existence: his early years in Trinidad; the empty areas in his kin background; his ever-evolving reactions to the extra advanced India he could come upon for the 1st time at age thirty.
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