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Posted by Mark Feeney  March 24, 2011 08:29 PM

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vs_naipaul_20070924.jpg"Nearly all my imaginative life was in the cinema. Everything there was far away, but everything in that curious, operatic world was accessible. It was truly universal art. I don't think I overstate when I say that without the Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s I would have been spiritually quite destitute. That cannot be shut out of this account of reading and writing. And I have to wonder now whether the talent that once went into imaginative literature didn't in [the 20th century] go into the first fifty years of the glorious cinema."

V.S. Naipaul, "Reading and Writing"

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