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Nobel Prize-Winning Author V.S. Naipaul Dies; He Was 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday at his London home, his family said. He was 85.   His wife, Nadira Naipaul, said he was “a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavor.”   Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 “for having...

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