Between Father and Son: Family Letters
† At seventeen, V.S. Naipaul wanted to "follow no other profession" but writing. Awarded a scholarship by the Trinidadian government, he set out to attend Oxford, where he was encountered a vastly different world from the one he yearned to leave behind. Separated from his family by continents, and grappling with depression, financial strain, loneliness, and dislocation, "Vido" bridged the distance with a faithful correspondence that began shortly before the young man's two-week journey to England and ended soon after his father's death four years later.
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Between father and son: family lettersUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In 1949, at age 17, Naipaul left Trinidad for Oxford University. Here, Aitken has collected Naipaul's correspondences with his family from those years. The letters provide a lively account of Naipaul ... Read full review
Review: Between Father and Son: Family LettersUser Review - Ana Maria Feito - Goodreads
After Alice Munro was awarded with the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, I came across "Between Father and Son" from VS Naipaul, another Nobel Prize winner. From his work, this particular title caught ... Read full review