V.S. Naipaul (1932- )
A selective list of online literary criticism for V.S. Naipaul, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
Ball, John Clement. Satire & the Postcolonial Novel: V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie (Routledge 2003). Preview at Google Books.
Bhattacharya, Baidik. "Naipaul's New World: Postcolonial Modernity and the Enigma of Belated Space." Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Spring 2006
Cudjoe, Selwyn Reginald. V. S. Naipaul: A Materialist Reading (U of Massachusetts P 1988). Preview at Google Books.
Dooley, Gillian. V.S. Naipaul, Man and Writer (U of South Carolina P 2006). Preview at Google Books.
Greenberg, Robert M. "Anger and the Alchemy of Literary Method in V. S. Naipaul's Political Fiction," Twentieth Century Literature, Summer 2000
Hayward, Helen. The Enigma of V.S. Naipaul: Sources and Contexts (Macmillan 2002). Preview at Google Books.
Heinegg, Peter. "Postcolonial hell: a survey." On The Writer and the World: Essays, by V. S. Naipaul (Knopf 2002) in Cross Currents, Spring 2003
Nixon, Rob. London Calling: V.S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin (Oxford UP 1992). Preview at Google Books.
Wise, Christopher. "The garden trampled: Or, the liquidation of African culture in V.S. Naipaul's A Bend in the River," College Literature, Oct. 1996
An overview of V.S. Naipaul from the British Council's "Contemporary Writers."
On the ways in which Naipaul's novel A Bend in the River (1979) can be considered a neo-colonial response to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Comparative Literature and Culture, Purdue.
An introduction to the British-Trinidadian author V.S. Naipaul from the postcolonial web project at Emory U
Extract of Seminar with V.S. Naipaul, Fatima College, 1974. Naipaul remarks, "I really would like people to try to come to grips with the emptiness of the society and try to understand what kind of bastard country we all inhabit; how we are all cut off from our roots in different ways - our ancestral roots and we have a kind of colonial melange here which deprives people of past and background, which, in other countries, most people feel the need of."
The V.S. Naipaul page at the Nobel Prize web site contains a brief biography and his 2001 Nobel prize acceptance lecture
Transcript of an interview with V.S. Naipaul on the PBS Newshour, 3 March 2000
A review of V.S. Naipaul's Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples by Michael Gilsenan in the London Review of Books, 3 Sept. 1998
1998-2010 by Jan Pridmore