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Sir Vidia's Shadow: a Friendship Across Five Continents

by Theroux, Paul

  • ISBN: 9780395907283
  • ISBN10: 0395907284

Sir Vidia's Shadow: a Friendship Across Five Continents

by Theroux, Paul

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Publish date: 01/01/2007
  • ISBN: 9780395907283
  • ISBN10: 0395907284
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Description: In this intimate portrait of his closest friendship Paul chronicles his life as a writer from the beginning, when he was introduced to the literary world by the acclaimed writer V. S. Naipaul. He first met Naipaul in Africa in 1966, when Theroux was twenty-three and Naipaul thirty-four. Later knighted by Queen Elizabeth and often cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize, Naipaul was close to no one except his first and second wives and Theroux himself. Vidia, as he was known; was the first to read and champion Theroux's earliest efforts. The two writers shared time in a country hotel in Kenya, traveled through Rwanda, and corresponded regularly when Naipaul lived in London and Theroux in Singapore. They witnessed each other's successes and failures and became each other's editors, confidants, and teachers.

Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are revealing, strange, humorous, and melancholy, and thirty years of mutual history, this is a very personal account of how one develops as a writer, how a friendship waxes and wanes between two men who have set themselves on the perilous journey of a writing life, and what constitutes the relationship of mentor and student. Told with Theroux's impeccable eye for place and setting and his novelistic instinct for character and incident, Sir Vidia's Shadow recalls Nicholson Baker's U and I: A True Story and Rainer Maria Rilke's classic Letters to a Young Poet.

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