Sunday, December 16, 2012

Naipaul interview in the New Republic

Good stuff, and entertaining on multiple levels.

I especially like his gruff dismissal of the interviewer's sillier questions and his claim that critics are too scared to say anything negative about Jane Austen.

I read A House for Mr. Biswas in my student days and was quite impressed with it.

Among the Believers, which I read more recently, is the most effective critique of the sad current state of political Islam that you will ever read, in large part because it is indirect.

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