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Kavita Nandan

Kavita Nandan reviews 'V.S. Naipaul: Man and writer' by Gillian Dooley

March 2007, no. 289 01 March 2007
Given V.S. Naipaul’s status in the literary world, and the prolific commentary on him and his writing, you might ask what is different about Gillian Dooley’s book, V.S. Naipaul: Man and Writer. Dooley’s sympathetic attitude liberates both Naipaul and his writing from critical analyses and from critics with explicit post-colonial and political agendas. She is more than aware of how ‘the red ... (read more)