"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it": First Edition of A Bend In The River; Signed by V.S. Naipaul
A Bend in the River.
Item Number: 77875
London: Andre Deutsch, 1979.
First edition of Naipaul’s “brilliant novel” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Tony Moore.
In response to A Bend In the River, John Updike praised Naipaul as, "a master of fictional landscape, who here shows, in his variety of human examples and in his search for understanding social causes, a Tolstoyan spirit." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.