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 display and hide the authors themselves and their kingdom. And he brings an analogous scrutiny to endure on his personal lifestyles: his early years in Trinidad; the empty areas in his relatives heritage; his ever-evolving reactions to the extra advanced India he might come across for the 1st time at age thirty.
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