ОФИЦИАЛЬНЫЙ ИНТЕРНЕТ САЙТ БАКИНСКОГО МЕЖДУНАРОДНОГО ГУМАНИТАРНОГО ФОРУМА
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE BAKU INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN FORUM
BAKI BEYNƏLXALQ HUMANİTAR FORUMUNUN RƏSMİ İNTERNET SAYTI

Speech by Nobel Prize winner in literature Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

I think I have to say what I am rather than who I am. Who I am will make no sense. I write books. I have to write books. I try to travel the world for that purpose of looking and writing my books. I am very happy to be here in Azerbaijan with beautiful landscape. I do not have any humanitarian, economic, political or astronomical overviews.

I will be talking about writing, what happens to people who tries to write. We talk about writing not in the abstract but practical way. How about writing business? Have you shaped sentences? Things like that. That is the first thing I had to learn when I settled down to be a writer.

I had to learn about language. I wrote essays at school and at the university. I had to learn about it. I spent long time doing that. You have to find out what you want to write about.  You have to know about the world a little more than a young man does. Out of that, in perfect knowledge you begin to fabricate your fictions, your ideas. My first book I attempted was a kind of prestige given to the very famous English writer Evelyn Waugh. He is a comic writer. I thought a comic writer had cut himself out to do a very simple business. You know that it is not so because comedy requires a kind of sensibility. I thought I can do something more serious but again I had no idea what I have to do in line with serious writing. I decided to write about daily life of a simple person. It is a terrible idea because writing about events in the life of a simple person is to write a way simple kind of book the people are not interested in. I sat with someone who came to the studio cause I was doing some part time job at the radio those days – very strange as editing of literary program without knowing how to write. I asked the visitor to the program to look to what I have done, to give me ideas. He sent it back almost, saying “If I were you I would abandon this, which has no future”. He told me why as he explained to me the work of writers I should look at. I thought of course that the man who gave this bad price was foolish or wrong because he missed the point I was writing. After about six weeks of worry, I began to feel there was something in what he said to me because deep down if you are writing badly, you know it. You do not need a critical judgment. I have done the two books. After that I decided to pay more attention to creative language. I did that for six weeks. One day at the radio station I went to the room, which is reserved for a bit like myself, freelance writers and I began to write. My wish that day was not to get up from the table, or the typewriter, until I finished what I wanted to do. I did that. Next day I wrote another little piece in that way. This was all done with this new concern for language, which I had, trying to do my work in direct and simple language, not being a kind of schoolboy. That is the way I began to write my first real book. I went to England in 1950 with the idea of not only going to the university but being a writer. Being a writer does not mean writing one book but keeping on writing. Writing is a continuing sensibility. Writing is a continual process of learning. Everything becomes a struggle. You learn to write, about language. Then, you have to do another book, another kind of book. All this has to be learnt. How can a writer go on? What will happen if he comes to the end of this material?

Many people think of writing in a more abstract or philosophical way. You would like to ask writers about their views on something. My ideas are smaller and impersonal. I like larger ideas we have been listening today.

To people, writing is kind of mystical ecstasy, which is done simply and beautifully. I have not found it to be like that. I hope what I have said has been of some interest to some of you.

Thank you very much.

Информация для участников

İştİrakçIlar üçün məlumat

Information for participants

Всю подробную информацию о предстоящем Бакинском международном гуманитарном Форуме, который состоится 2-3 октября 2014 года, вы можете найти в данном разделе:

You can find all detailed information about forthcoming Baku International Humanitarian Forum, which will be held on October 2-3, 2014, in the section below:

2-3 oktyabr 2014-cü ildə keçiriləcək Bakı Beynəlxalq Humanitar Forumu haqqında ətraflı məlumatı Siz bu bölmədə əldə edə bilərsiniz:

Регистрация на форуме

Registration

Qeydİyyat

Для участия в работе Бакинского международного гуманитарного Форума необходимо обязательно пройти процедуру онлайн регистрации в указанном ниже разделе.

Внимание! Не забудьте указать в регистрационной форме номер персонального пригласительного письма.

Информация о получении виз
Участники, приглашённые на Форум, в случае необходимости оформления визы для посещения Азербайджана, могут получить её, обратившись в Посольства и Консульства Азербайджанской Республики.

Боллее подробную информацию о визовом режиме вы можете получить на сайте Министерства Иностранных Дел Азербайджанской Республики

For participation in the work of the Baku International Humanitarian Forum you are required to go through online registration procedure in the below section.

Note! Do not forget to indicate in the registration form the number of your personal invitation letter.

Visa information
Participants invited to the Baku International Humanitarian Forum, in case they need a visa to visit Azerbaijan, can apply for visa at the Embassies and Consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

For more information visit the official web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairsof the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Bakı Beynəlxalq Humanitar Forumunun işində iştrak etmək üçün qeydiyyat prosedurasından keçməlisniz.

Vizanın alınmasına dair məlumat
Bakı Beynəlxalq Humanitar Forumuna dəvət olunmuş iştirakçılar Azərbaycana səfər etmək üçün viza rəsmiləşdirməsindən ehtiyac duyurlarsa, Azərbaycan Respublikasının Səfirlikləri və Konsulluqlarına müraciət edib əldə edə bilərlər.

Əlavə məlumatı Azərbaycan Respublikasının Xarici İşlər Nazirliyinin rəsmi internet səhifəsindən əldə etmək olar.

Туры по регионам Азербайджана

Tours to the regions of Azerbaijan

Azərbaycan regİonlarI üzrə turlar

Для участников Бакинского международного гуманитарного Форума c 4 по 5 октября 2014 года будут организованы туры по следующим регионам Азербайджана:

Tours to the following regions of Azerbaijan will be organized for the participants of the Baku International Humanitarian Forum 4-5, october 2014:

2014-cü il oktyabrın 4-5 -də Bakı Beynəlxalq Humanitar Forumunun iştirakçıları üçün Azərbaycanının aşağıda qeyd olunan regionları üzrə səfərlər təşkil olunacaqdır:

Контакты

Contacts

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Азербайджанская Республика, г. Баку
Организационный Комитет
Бакинского Международного Гуманитарного Форума

тел .: +(99412) 492 89 50; 492 95 58
факс:+(99412) 437 19 23
э-почта: [email protected]



Republic of Azerbaijan, Baku
Organizing Committee of the Baku International Humanitarian Forum

tel.: +(99412) 492 89 50; 492 95 58
fax: +(99412) 437 19 23
e-mail: [email protected]


Azərbaycan Respublikası, Bakı ş.
Bakı Beynəlxalq Humanitar Forumunun Təşkilat Komitəsi

tel. : +(99412) 492 89 50; 492 95 58
faks:+(99412) 437 19 23
e-ünvan: [email protected]



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