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V.S. Naipaul archive

Andre Deutsch archive of Naipaul materials

Collection   1993-003


V.S. Naipaul Files

These files were received generally divided between editorial and publicity (reviews) series, but but with a moderate amount of inter-filing. Consequently, they have been reorganized to place the editorial correspondence in rough chronological order and to place reviews (and a limited amount of directly related correspondence) in a separate series by date of publication. The reason the Series I files are not in chronological order is not obvious; most probably some were in André Deutsch's office, others in Diana Athill's, etc., and may have been roughly gathered together at some point.     

The letters individually noted in Series I are addressed by VSN to Deutsch staff except as noted. All are ALS on one sheet except as indicated. A small amount of material was moved from one folder to another in September 1997: letters inventoried earlier may not be in folder as indicated below (although nearly all will be).

These files placed in this order by SFH; date of last revision: 24 January 2002.

 

AD = André Deutsch;
DA = Diana Athill;
JW = Juliet Walker; and
PB = Piers Burnett.

SERIES I: EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE

95a:1 1955-1960. VSN letters dated:  
  1956. February 15. DA.  
  December 4. AD  
  ---- 6. DA.  
  ---- 31. AD.  
  1958. May 17.  
  [1958]. ?. ACS.  
  1959. May 4. AD.  
  [1959]. November 15. ?  ACS.  
  1960. December 28. DA. TLS, 1s  
95a:2 1961. January 18. DA.  
  February 21. DA. TLS, 1s  
  [1961]. October 23. AD.  
95a:3 1961-1963.  
95a:4 1962-1963. VSN letters dated:  
  1962. January 7. AD.  
  February 14. DA. TLS, 1s + AN  
  March 6. AD. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 25. AD.  
  April 9. DA.  
  May 1. DA. TLS, 2s  
  June 17. AD. TLS, 1s.  
  September 18. AD.  
  October 11. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 13. AD. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 26. AD. TLS, 1s  
  November 15. DA. TLS, 1s  
  December 23. AD. TLS, 1s  
  1963. February 13. AD.  
  [inc. date]. AD.  
  [n.d.] AD. ANS.  
95a:5 1966-1967  
  1966. June 9. DA.  
  July 16. DA. ALS, 2s  
  August 2. DA.  
  ---- 20. AD. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 24. AD. TLS, 1s  
  1967. March 25. DA. TLS, 1s  
  April 5. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ----. DA.  
  [n.d.] DA.  
95a:6 1968-1973  
  1968. December 5. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 19. AD.  
  ---- 20. DA. ALS, 2s    
  1969. January 4. AD.  
  ---- 8. DA. TLS, 2s  
  ---- 19. DA.  
  ---- 29. DA.  
  February 2. AD.  
  ---- 3. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 17. DA.  
  ---- 18. AD.  
  April 18. DA.  
  ---- 28. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 30. DA. TLS, 1s  
  May 3. DA. ALS, 2s  
  ---- 3. JW.  
  ---- 8. DA. ALS, 2s  
  June 13. DA. TLS, 1s  
  July 2. DA.  
  ---- 13. DA.  
  ---- 18. DA.  
  December 7. DA.  
95a:7 1960-1981  
  1969. April 2. PB.  
  1970. May 11. DA. TLS, 1s  
  ---- 17. PB. TLS, 1s  
  June 21. PB. TLS, 1s  
  September 10. AD. TLS, 1s  
  1972. June 10. DA. ALS, 1s + TMs proof comments on 3s  
  ---- 19. DA.  
  1973. April 10. PB.  
   [n.d.] ACS.  
95a:8 1970-1975  
  [1973. July 28]. DA. TLS, 1s  
  [n.d.] TMs suggested draft blurb, 4s  
95a:9  1970-1972  
  1972. March ?. DA.  
  ---- 20. AD.  
  April 11. DA.  
  June 6. AD. ALS, 2s  
  ---- 11. ? Telegram.  
  ---- 28. AD.  
95a:10 1973-1977  
95a:11 1975-1979  
  1975. August 16. DA.  
  1977. February 21. AD.  
  ---- 24. DA. ALS + ccTMs VSN's corrections in Knopf galleys, 1s  
  May 23. DA. ALS + VSN's proof corrections, 2s  
  [n.d.] AMs page notes and corrections, 1s  
95b:1 1977-1980  
95b:2 1978-1980  
  1978. October 17. AD.  
  November 13. ?  ALS + AMs page notes, 3s  
  ----. DA.  
  1979. February 12. DA. ALS, 4s + AMs page notes from DA, 2s    
95b:3 1980-1983  
  1983. October 24. AD. TLS, 1s  
  December 15. AD/DA. Telexed corrections to galleys, 1s  
  [n.d.] ?  TMs notes for a description of GUERRILAS, 1s  
  1974. June 28. AD/DA. ccTL, 1s + TMs autobiographical piece about the writing of A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS, 1s  
95b:4 1983-1984  
95b:5 1982-1987  
95b:6 1983-1987  
Additional files should be with the Deutsch addenda, which is not yet organized. 

SERIES II: REVIEWS

Box 96a:      
  1957 THE MYSTIC MASSEUR (London: André Deutsch, May; New York: Vanguard Press, 1959)  
  1958 THE SUFFRAGE OF ELVIRA (London: André Deutsch, April).  
  1959 MIGUEL STREET (London: André Deutsch; New York: Vanguard).  
  1961 A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS (London: André Deutsch; New York: McGraw-Hill).  
  1962 THE MIDDLE PASSAGE (London: André Deutsch; New York: Macmillan).  
  1963 MR STONE AND THE KNIGHTS COMPANION (London: André Deutsch; New York: Macmillan).  
  [1964] AN AREA OF DARKNESS (London: André Deutsch). Receives the Hawthornden Prize for MR STONE AND THE KNIGHTS COMPANION. [File Missing? No reviews for AN AREA OF DARKNESS].  
  1967 THE MIMIC MEN (London: André Deutsch; New York: Macmillan)  
  1967 A FLAG ON THE ISLAND (London: André Deutsch; New York: Macmillan).  
  1969 THE LOSS OF EL DORADO (London: André Deutsch).  
  1971 IN A FREE STATE (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf). Awarded Booker Prize.  
Box 96b:   ----.  
  1973  THE OVERCROWDED BARRACOON (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf, 1973).  
  1975 GUERILLAS (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
  1977 INDIA: A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).              
  1979 A BEND IN THE RIVER (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
    ----.  
Box 96c:   ----.  
  1980 THE RETURN OF EVA PERON, WITH THE KILLINGS IN TRINIDAD (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
  1981 AMONG THE BELIEVERS: AN ISLAMIC JOURNEY (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf). [File Missing: only a single review for AMONG THE BELIEVERS].  
  1984 FINDING THE CENTER: TWO NARRATIVES (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
    ----.  
Reviews files for the following titles should be in the Deutsch addenda, not yet organized.
  1987 THE ENIGMA OF ARRIVAL (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
  1989 A TURN IN THE SOUTH (London: André Deutsch; New York: Knopf).  
  1991 INDIA: A MILLION MUTINIES NOW (London: André Deutsch; New York: Viking)