On Paul Theroux's "Sir Vidia's Shadow"
Naipaul appeals to white liberals, and even more to white conservatives. His rating among his own brown-skinned folk has thankfully plummeted. Not least due to his pervasive racism and proud bigotry. The takedown by Pankaj Mishra upon his death was definitive.
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it"
Thanks for these thought-provoking reflections Branko. I've always appreciated Naipaul's insightful commentary. I might give Theroux another chance, after these positive comments. I never knew about Andric's dissertation - and *that book*, I would love to read.