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The Resource Half a life, V.S. Naipaul

Half a life, V.S. Naipaul

Label
Half a life
Title
Half a life
Statement of responsibility
V.S. Naipaul
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V.S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity. The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary bohemias of 1950s London, to a facile and unsatisfying career as a writer, and at last to a decaying Portuguese colony in East Africa, where he finds a happiness he will then be compelled to betray. Brilliantly orchestrated, at once elegiac and devastating in its portraits of colonial grandeur and pretension, Half a Life represents the pinnacle of Naipaul's career
Cataloging source
AU@
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1932-2018
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Naipaul, V. S.
Dewey number
823.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Neil Shah
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Shah, Neil
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  • Families
  • East Indians
  • Authors
  • Portugal
  • London (England)
  • Africa
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Half a life, V.S. Naipaul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538555040
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055421205
  • (OCoLC)on1055421205
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Half a life, V.S. Naipaul
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538555040
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1055421205
  • (OCoLC)on1055421205
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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