Friday, 13 July 2012

The Enigma of Arrival

I don't re-read books very often, but I'm re-reading 'The Enigma of Arrival' by V S Naipaul. There is a mysterious incantatory quality to it. He is writing ostensibly about a place in Wiltshire, never drawing a crude lesson but somehow making universal sense.  This book and his 'Among the Believers' explains why he is a Nobel laureate and other descriptive writers aren't. Gold to Naipaul in the rural rides event of the cultural Olympics

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