Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents

Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents
Author: Paul Theroux
Language English
Pages: 384
ISBN10: 0618001999
Genre: Nonfiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9780618001996
Published: January 8th 2000 by Mariner Books

This heartfelt and revealing account of Paul Theroux's thirty-year friendship with the legendary V. S. Naipaul is an intimate record of a literary mentorship that traces the growth of both writers' careers and explores the unique effect each had on the other. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that are revealing, humorous, and melancholy, and three decades of mutual history, this is a personal account of how one develops as a writer and how a friendship waxes and wanes between two men who have set themselves on the perilous journey of a writing life.