Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review - Literary Occasions: Essays

Literary Occasions: EssaysLiterary Occasions: Essays by V.S. Naipaul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From what I have read about him, Naipaul is a harsh person, so I approached this cautiously, but I found his prose thoroughly enjoyable, although I have currently shelved his fiction writing. I was interested in his perceptions as an outsider, an Indian immigrant in Trinidad, and then later as an immigrant to England on scholarship. In this I was completely gratified, as I felt it worked the empathy muscles extensively, expressed in clear prose.

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