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The Resource Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents, Paul Theroux

Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents, Paul Theroux

Label
Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents
Title
Sir Vidia's shadow
Title remainder
a friendship across five continents
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One year before he published his first book, Paul Theroux met V.S. Naipaul-Vidia, as he was known. For thirty years both men remained in close touch, even when continents separated them. Sir Vidia's Shadow is a double portrait of the writing life, but it is much more, for travel and reading and emotional ups and downs are also aspects of this friendship, which is powerful and enriching and often a comedy - and, ultimately, a bridge that is burned. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are revealing, humorous, and melancholy, and three decades 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Paul
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • b
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H4
LC item number
Z47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Travel writing
  • Friendship
  • Authors, Trinidadian
  • Authors, Trinidadian
  • Authors, American
  • Theroux, Paul
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Naipaul, V. S.
Label
Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents, Paul Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Air Letters: A Correspondence Course
  • The 9:50 to Waterloo
  • "I Must Keep Some Secrets"
  • Lunch Party
  • Sir Vidia's Shadow
  • The Householder
  • My Friend's Friend
  • Death Is the Motif
  • Tainted Vegetables
  • "It's Major"
  • Africa
  • Reversals
  • Poetry of Departures
  • A Wedding Is a Happy Funeral
  • Literature Is for the Wounded and the Damaged
  • Exchanges
  • Sir Vidia's Shadow
  • Famous in Kampala
  • "I'm Not Everyone"
  • The Kaptagat Arms
  • On Safari in Rwanda
  • The Writer's Writer
  • Christmas Pudding
  • Excursion to Oxford
Control code
39354195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780395907283
Lccn
98008823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sir Vidia's shadow : a friendship across five continents, Paul Theroux
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Air Letters: A Correspondence Course
  • The 9:50 to Waterloo
  • "I Must Keep Some Secrets"
  • Lunch Party
  • Sir Vidia's Shadow
  • The Householder
  • My Friend's Friend
  • Death Is the Motif
  • Tainted Vegetables
  • "It's Major"
  • Africa
  • Reversals
  • Poetry of Departures
  • A Wedding Is a Happy Funeral
  • Literature Is for the Wounded and the Damaged
  • Exchanges
  • Sir Vidia's Shadow
  • Famous in Kampala
  • "I'm Not Everyone"
  • The Kaptagat Arms
  • On Safari in Rwanda
  • The Writer's Writer
  • Christmas Pudding
  • Excursion to Oxford
Control code
39354195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 358 pages
Isbn
9780395907283
Lccn
98008823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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