The Mystic Masseur
(London), Andre Deutsch, (1960). Second printing of the first book by this Trinidadian author of Indian descent, who has come to be regarded as one of the giants of contemporary English literature, and the most astute, if acerbic, Western commentator on Third World issues. Naipaul won the Booker Prize for his collection In a Free State and has won numerous other literary awards over the course of his 40-year writing career. Bookplate of poets Barbara Howes and William Jay Smith front pastedown; foxing to endpages and page edges; pencilled marginal markings; spine slant; very good in a near fine, second impression dust jacket with a vertical fold at the spine. [#018689] $125
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