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"Prologue to an Autobiography" from "Finding The Centre: Two Narratives" draft in notebook

 Item — Box: 1.B.15, Folder: 12, item: 1
Identifier: 1993.001.1.B.15.12.1

Scope and Contents

Handwritten manuscript and notes in a notebook with a pink book cover of V. S. Naipaul's novel "Finding the Centre: Two Narratives."


  • 1935 - 2000



This material is open for research use by any registered reader.


1 item : notebook ; 21.5 cm

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About Finding The Center

FINDING THE CENTER (1984). Written 1982-83, "Prologue to an Autobiography" (VSN's childhood in Port of Spain and his family's history in Trinidad) and "The Crocodiles of Yamoussoukro" (a travel piece on the Ivory Coast). "Our house stood on high concrete pillars. The newspaper man threw the GUARDIAN as high as he could up the concrete front steps. This delivery of a paper was one of the novelties of my Port of Spain life. And I also knew that, because my father worked for the GUARDIAN, the paper was delivered free. So I had a feeling of privilege, a double sense of drama....I began to be given ambitions connected with the printed word." (p36)

Repository Details

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