An Area of Darkness

An Area of Darkness

Book - 1995
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This text is a semi-autobiographical account of a year V.S. Naipaul spent in India. From his arrival in prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, to his departure, Naipaul came to recognize a cultural estrangement from India. It became to him a land of myths, an area of darkness.
Publisher: London : Picador, 1995.
ISBN: 9780330341271
0330341278
Characteristics: 339 p. ;,19 cm.

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Jan 17, 2015

"A child was squatting in the mud of the street; the hairless, pink-skinned dog waited for the excrement. The child, big-bellied, rose; the dog ate."

And many other acute, shocking observations, and thoughtful reflection upon them - and upon himself.

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