Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Category: Biography: Literary, Memoirs, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Book Format: Paperback

Both unputdownable and utterly engaging' Jonathan Raban, The Times Literary Supplement 'I started reading Theroux's Sir Vidia's Shadow, the story of his friendship with V. S. Naipaul over thirty years and five continents - its origins, development, and sad, enigmatic termination. I couldn't, as they say, put it down. I don't know of a more revealing study of the peculiar nature of friendship between professional writers, an unstable compound of empathy, solidarity and rivalry. Theroux's portrait of Naipaul . . . may be his finest literary creation' David Lodge, Guardian Books of the Year 'Thoroughly compelling. We can call it a memoir, or a biographical sketch, but it has more in it - more candour, more intensity, more angry puzzlement - than we would normally expect from either of these genres' Sunday Telegraph 'The portrait of Naipaul that emerges is uproariously believable . . . Most people are damaged human beings. What distinguishes writers is that they can turn their damage into something life-enhancing. That is what Sir Vidia's Shadow resplendently does' John Carey, Sunday Times

About Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including the modern classics The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, My Secret History and The Mosquito Coast. He won the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 2020.
Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.


SKU BK-9780241950548
Barcode # 9780241950548
Brand Penguin Books Ltd
Artist / Author Paul Theroux
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 2.400m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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