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Sir Vidia"s shadow

Paul Theroux

Sir Vidia"s shadow

a friendship across five continents

by Paul Theroux

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theroux, Paul -- Friends and associates.,
  • Naipaul, V. S. -- 1932-,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Authors, Indic -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Theroux.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 382 p. ;
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22612744M
    ISBN 10014028110X

    Before I read this book I assumed that the Naipaul-Theroux relationship was the cliched one of an ambitious younger man to a genius -- all the deference on the younger man's side, all the power on the genius's. In surprising ways, ''Sir Vidia's Shadow'' suggests that the scales were pretty well balanced. 'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V. S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents - its origins, development, and sad, enigmatic termination.

      Sir Vidia’s Shadow brings together both sides—or should I say “brings both sides together?” After reading such a book, the answer matters again. Still, I keep noticing the struggles, especially about money. There is rarely enough of it and the principles do shockingly large amounts of work for shockingly small amounts of money. Sir Vidia's Shadow A Friendship Across Five Continents (eBook): Theroux, Paul: This heartfelt and revealing account of Paul Theroux's thirty-year friendship with the legendary V. S. Naipaul is an intimate record of a literary mentorship that traces the growth of both writers' careers and explores the unique effect each had on the other. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are.

      Sir Vidia's Shadow is a book that chronicles bestselling author Paul Theroux's long friendship with writer V.S Naipaul from its beginning to untimely end with both funny and moving moments and stark honesty. 'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The 4/5(). Get this from a library! Sir Vidia's shadow: a friendship across five continents. [Paul Theroux] -- One year before he published his first book, Paul Theroux met V.S. Naipaul-Vidia, as he was known. For thirty years both men remained in close touch, even when continents separated them. Sir Vidia's.


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Naipaul ("Sir Vidia"; the mentor). The book details how that long friendship started, how it developed when the disciple became a successful author in his own right 4/5.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sir Vidia's Shadow: A /5(64). The detailed story of a long, top-heavy friendship that took a sudden nosedive, from novelist and travel writer Theroux (Kowloon Tong,etc.).

They met in Africa 30 years ago: Theroux a university lecturer and aspiring writer; V.S. Naipaul (Vidia) was only 34 and already a respected writer. Theroux was ready to please: "He was stimulating and tiring to be with, like a brilliant. Sir Vidia's Shadow Unknown Binding – January 1, by Paul Therox (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

The Amazon Sir Vidias shadow book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Author: Paul Therox. Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books.

His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod. Learn More. "Sir Vidia's Shadow is a brave, intelligent book, rich in anecdote and beautifully written, but it's also vengeful and damaging in places.

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Sir Vidia's Shadow is a book that chronicles bestselling author Paul Theroux's long friendship with writer V.S Naipaul from its beginning to untimely end with both funny and moving moments and stark honesty.

'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V.S.

Naipaul over. Taking a look at Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux. This book examines the friendship between Paul Theroux and V.S.

Naipaul. Goodreads. Otherwise the book is a waste of time. Paul Theroux may have been - as the title claims - Sir Vidia's shadow, but the book he has written is definitely not about "friendship across five continents".

It is about a small writer's obsession with a bigger one. Fairly early in the book the obsession turns to hatred, the "shadow" into a : Tavleen Singh. The resulting book, "Sir Vidia's Shadow," which has already provoked considerable controversy in the literary world, is part memoir, part biographical sketch, part effort to settle scores -- a book, in essence, that tries to do to Naipaul what Hemingway's mean-spirited "Moveable Feast" did to F.

Scott Fitzgerald. Part Three SIR VIDIA'S SHADOW The Householder My Friend's Friend Death Is the Motif Tainted Vegetables "It's Major" Part Four REVERSALS Poetry of Departures A Wedding Is a Happy Funeral Literature Is for the Wounded and the Damaged Exchanges Sir Vidia's Shadow Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V.

Naipaul over thirty years and five continents - its origins, development, and sad, enigmatic termination.I couldn't, as they say, put it down. I don't know of a more revealing study of the peculiar nature of friendship.

Sir Vidia's Shadow tells the story of the thirty-year friendship between Paul Theroux and V. Naipaul. They met in Uganda in where Theroux was teaching English at Makarere University. Naipaul was already famous and had published several books; Theroux was unknown but aspired to be a l takes a liking to Theroux (in his own Cited by: Paul Theroux talked about his book, Sir Vidia’s Shadow, published by Houghton Mifflin book is an autobiography about the relationship between two authors, Mr.

Theroux and V.S. - Buy Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents book online at best prices in India on Read Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(25).

"Sir Vidia's Shadow" -- part memoir, part biography, part domestic drama, part psychological study, part literary criticism -- is not so clear. Perhaps Theroux, the author of 22 books, simply outgrows his sycophant's role: by book's end, in fact, dueling faxes replace dutiful lessons over lunch, and Sir Vidia's shadow shrinks literally to nothing/5(29).

"Sir Vidia's Shadow" -- part memoir, part biography, part domestic drama, part psychological study, part literary criticism -- is not so clear. Perhaps Theroux, the author of 22 books, simply outgrows his sycophant's role: by book's end, in fact, dueling faxes replace dutiful lessons over lunch, and Sir Vidia's shadow shrinks literally to nothing/5.

Sir Vidia's Shadow is a book that chronicles bestselling author Paul Theroux's long friendship with writer V.S Naipaul from its beginning to untimely end with both funny and moving moments and stark honesty.

'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V.S. Naipaul over /5(31). "Sir Vidia's Shadow" -- part memoir, part biography, part domestic drama, part psychological study, part literary criticism -- is not so clear.

Perhaps Theroux, the author of 22 books, simply outgrows his sycophant's role: by book's end, in fact, dueling faxes replace dutiful lessons over lunch, and Sir Vidia's shadow shrinks literally to nothing/5(24).

'Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V. S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents - its origins, development, and sad, enigmatic termination.I couldn't, as they say, put it down.

I don't know of a more revealing study of the peculiar nature of friendship.Sir Vidia’s Shadow Paperback This heartfelt and revealing account of Paul Theroux’s thirty-year friendship with the legendary V.

S. Naipaul is an intimate record of a literary mentorship that traces the growth of both writers’ careers and explores the unique effect each had on the other.