Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul: A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling

Arslan, Zeynep and Karakuzu, Melih (2012) Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul: A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad ‘V.S. Naipaul’ is one of the most popular postcolonial authors of the contemporary world. V.S Naipaul is an Indo-Trinidadian British Writer that focuses on the idea of British Empire’s Colonialism. He mentions about colonial and postcolonial life in his studies. He has won many awards such as Nobel Prize for Literature (2001), David Cohen Prize (1993), The Booker Prize (1971), etc. V.S Naipaul has published many books of fiction, non-fiction studies. V.S Naipaul’s fiction and non-fiction studies have been emphasized by a committing to truth that illustrating the brightness and intelligence. V.S. Naipaul points out an extensive experience that we think, see, feel and look. That’s why Naipaul provides readers ‘to look and to look, to re-look and re-think.’ V.S Naipaul’s fiction and non-fiction studies pretend as an argument and a critique towards the other writers. A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling is a non-fiction book written by V.S Naipaul. In this book, Naipaul discusses with the writers such as Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, Mahatma Gandhi, Anthony Powell, Polybius, Virgil, Trinidadian Writer Sam Selvon and Naipaul’s father, Seepersad. This book includes the title such as The Worm in the Bud, An English Way of Looking, Looking and Not Seeing: The Indian Way, about Mahatma Gandhi and related with these writers. In this essay, we will mention why V.S Naipaul’s writings and essays generate controversy between writers and are criticized so much by other writers. Additionally, we will focus on his philosophy and his view as a postcolonial writer from former British colony with western culture and his own style and explain why V.S Naipaul is differentiated by other writers. It will deal with social, cultural and political issues by considering A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: V.S. Naipaul, A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling, postcolonial
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Fatih Ozturk
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 13:24
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 13:24
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/1047

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