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Magic Seeds

Magic Seeds (Paperback)

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Willie Chandran is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. In his early forties, after a peripatetic life, he succumbs to the encouragement of his sister -- and his own listlessness -- and joins an underground movement in India. But years of revolutionary campaigns and then prison convince him that the revolution 'had nothing to do with what we were fighting for', and he feels himself further than ever 'from his own history'. When he returns to Britain where, thirty years before, his wanderings began, Willie encounters a country that has turned its back on its past and, like him, has become detached from its own history. He endures the indignities of a culture dissipated by reform and compromise until, in a moment of grotesque revelation -- a tour de force of parodic savagery from our most visionary of writers -- Willie comes to an understanding that might finally allow him to release his true self. 'A radical further step in one of the great imaginative careers of our time ...Magic Seeds demands our attention, and nothing more authoritative will be published this year' Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph 'A novel that has subtlety, originality, shattering emotion and unmatched precision of language' Observer

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 27/01/2011 ISBN-13: 9780330522878  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932. He went to England on a scholarship in 1950. After four years at University College, Oxford, he began to write, and since then has followed no other profession. He has published more than twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Half a Life, A House for Mr Biswas, A Bend in the River and most recently The Masque of Africa, and a collection of correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son. In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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