First Edition of The Mystic Masseur; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author V.S. Naipaul
The Mystic Masseur.
Item Number: 924
London: Andre Deutsch, 1957.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the crown of the spine.
The New York Review of Books wrote in regards to Naipaul's work that "[n]o one else around todayseems able to employ prose fiction so deeply as the very voice of exile;" and "Naipaul's writing is clean and beautiful, and he has a great eye for nuance," wrote The Atlantic Monthly. "His sheer abundance of talent, there can hardly be a writer alive who surpasses [him]" (The New York Times). Basis for the film, with the screenplay written by Caryl Phillips.