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A Bend In the River

By Naipaul, V S




A Bend in the River is a 1979 novel by Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul. Set in an unnamed African country after independence, the book is narrated by Salim, an ethnically Indian Muslim and a shopkeeper in a small, growing city in the country's remote interior.


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A Bend in the River

Naipaul, V S

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A Bend in the River

NAIPAUL, V. S

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1979 First edition, first printing Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket Cloth a trifle marked but a very good copy in the somewhat beaten-up dust jacket. A presentation copy with the author's typically terse presentation inscription to the title page, "V S. Naipaul for Al Murray". Naipaul recalls in A Turn in the South, "I was given the name of a writer who had been educated at Tuskegee, Al Murray. He was, or had been, a protégé of Ralph Ellison's, and he lived in New York…He was a brown man, and older than I had thought…Al had just turned seventy…His sitting room was full of books and records. A moment's looking showed that the books were a serious collection of twentieth-century American writing in first or very early editions."Al Murray, a Tuskegee-educated writer on jazz and one of those interviewed in "A Turn in the South," would later say, "Naipaul is like a satellite in orbit. He's got an objectivity that no one else has, and he knows that the past is an albatross." Proper inscribed, literary association copies of Naipaul's works are distinctly uncommon. [142]

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A Bend in the River.

Naipaul, V.S

London: Andre Deutsch, 1979. First edition of Naipaul's "brilliant novel" (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth. Signed by V.S. Naipaul on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Tony Moore. In response to A Bend In the River, John Updike praised Naipaul as, "a master of fictional landscape, who here shows, in his variety of human examples and in his search for understanding social causes, a Tolstoyan spirit." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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Bend in the River

Naipaul, V. S.

HarperCollins Distribution Services , 1979. Hardcover. LIKE NEW.

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A Bend in the River

V.S. Naipaul

U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Copyright date 1979, 1st edition, 1st printing. Black cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and on the spine. For edge and bottom page edges are not cut, light foxing to the top page edges also to the inside front and back covers. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and told the spine are moderate with light bumps to the toe of the spine. Dust jacket no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and told the spine, with chips out of the head and toe of the spine light soiling spot on the back near the for edge lower left. Light Browning to the spine from sun, with wear along the front groove area with 2 small chips out. Dust jacket is now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible book one the top 100 novels of the 20th century.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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A BEND IN THE RIVER

Naipaul, V.S.

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2000. First edition thus. Leather-bound. Fine. Octavo. 278pp. Full red leather, stamped in gold. SIGNED COLLECTOR'S EDITION, signed by the author. With the signed certificate of authenticity.

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A Bend in the River.

Naipaul, V. S.

Easton Press, 2000., 2000.. Fine.. Full red leather, decoratively gilt. Signed by the author with certificate of authenticity.

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$175.00

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A Bend in the River.

NAIPAUL, V. S.

London: London, Deutsch,, 1979. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Very light spotting to top edge of text block. An excellent copy in a slightly toned jacket with faint dampstaining to bottom edge. First edition, first impression.

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A Bend in the River

Naipaul, V.S.

Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. 0394505735 . New.

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A Bend in the River

V.S. Naipaul

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book by Nobel Prize winning author V.S. Naipaul is in near fine condition, except for slight wear at spine bottom and front corner by fore edge. Very slight fading at spine top. unclipped ($8.95) jacket is VG, would be VF if not for large chip at spine bottom and dark scuff (2 1/4" ) at front fold. Wonderful full page letter dated 19 July 1979 by author from his London residence to former owner of book. The letter talks about their inability to get together because of a trip Naipaul is taking and suggests getting together at a later date in London. Jacket is NOT price clipped ($8.95), First edition stated.The setting is Africa today, (1970"s) in a country somewhere in the interior that has recently suffered revolution a civil war and is now under the authority of a new President, a man whose immense, almost insane energy and untempered crudity have made his power felt even in the remotest villages. ( almost sounds like the U. S. 2017) Naipaul takes us completely into the existence of one isolated man who has come to live in an isolated village at : " a bend in the river." Book and terrific ALS letter are both fine collectibles, Book is protected in Mylar.

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A Bend in the River

Naipaul, V.S.

André Deutsch, London 1979. 1st ed., first printing. 8vo. Shortlisted for the 1979 Booker Prize. A very near fine copy in a near fine unclipped dustwrapper, now with just a touch of compression to the spine extremities

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A Bend in the River

V.S. Naipaul

Alfred A. Knopf, 1979-05-12. Hardcover. Like New. Stated 1st Edition. unclipped price Includes review copy bookplate unattached.Tight binding, clean pages, very good dust jacket, very good cover IN STOCK, IMMEDIATE SHIPPING. Stored & Shipped in Protective Clear Plastic Wrap

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A Bend in the River

Naipaul, V. S.

Andre Deutsch Limited, 1979 Published in London by Andre Deutsch Limited in 1979. First Published in 1979 stated on copyright page. Book near fine except for slightly bumped ends of spine and curved scratch on front cover. DJ near fine except for slightly bumped ends of spine, two small dents on front spine hinge, and soiling on spine. DJ price reads ¿5.50.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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$90.00

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A Bend In The River

V. S. Naipaul

New York: Vintage Books, 1980. Wraps. Good. " One of the finest writers in the English language, Sir Vidiadhar Suraprasad Naipaul, TC, Nobel Prize-winning British novelist, born in Trinidad in 1932,, known for his early comic novels , set in Trinidad and Tobago, bleaker later novels of the wider world, and his autobiographical chronicles of life and travels ...." This brilliant novel - a disturbing vision of a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and tradititions : An isolated town in Africa, at the bend in a river in a newly independent African nation. " The Voice of a master of modern English prose " - The New Republic....Softcover book ( 4 1/4 X 7 1/8 ) 278 pages. . sku 12802

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A Bend in the River

Naipaul, V S

EASTON PRESS, 2000. Gilt-stamped full red leather, SIGNED by Naipaul, new. Includes signed certificate of authenticity and "A Note About" insert laid in

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A BEND IN THE RIVER

Naipaul, V.S

London: Andre Deutsch, 1979. 296 pages. Pages, endpapers clean, v/g. Green cloth, gilt title on spine. 3 spots on upper cover. White dust jacket not price clipped. VG/VG+. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover.

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$80.50

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A Bend in the River (Modern Library)

V.S. Naipaul

Modern Library, 1997-07-29. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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$75.01

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August Derleth

Mycroft & Moran. 1945. First Edition. Very Good book in a Good dust jacket. Owner inscription.

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A Bend in the River.

Naipaul, V. S.

NY: Knopf, 1979., 1979. 8vo. 278 pp. Original black cloth binding. This is a tight, fine book in a bright, near fine price clipped DJ.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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A Bend in the River (Modern Library)

Naipaul, V.S.

Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679602674 New Condition. . New.

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$59.99