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'One Rip Van Winkle Sleep And...'

...I wake up in a new century blinking at bright arclights. Now the writer is a financial bet, nice author photo and all.

'One Rip Van Winkle Sleep And...' Corbis

All the books I wrote, and had published—in the '60s, '70s and even in the '80s—came out in India after their publication in England and the US without benefit of publicity, book tours, readings or any of those events that in the '90s seem to have become de rigueur in the publishing world.

To me the book was always a kind of secret that I had—and very few even knew I had one. I wrote in secrecy and the books were published in a state as close to secrecy as print can get.

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