First Edition of V.S. Naipaul's Collected Short Fiction; Signed by Him
Collected Short Fiction.
Item Number: 56745
New York: Everyman's Library, 2011.
First edition of this collection of fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With an introduction by the author.
Over the course of his distinguished career, V. S. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from his Somerset Maugham Award–winning Miguel Street, in which he takes us into a derelict corner of Trinidad’s capital to meet, among others, Man-Man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion. The tales in A Flag on the Island, meanwhile, roam from a Chinese bakery in Trinidad to a rooming house in London. And in the celebrated title story from the Booker Prize– winning In a Free State, an English couple traveling in an unnamed African country discover, under a veneer of civilization, a landscape of squalor and ethnic bloodletting.