The Moor's Last Sigh

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 16 févr. 2011 - 448 pages
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Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year


Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.



"Fierce, phantasmagorical...a huge, sprawling, exuberant novel."--New York Times


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Avis d'utilisateur  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I enjoyed Salman Rushdie's "The Moor's Last Sigh" -- and since it's the only Rushdie novel I've ever read it didn't suffer by comparison to his much-lauded prior book, "Midnight's Children," which ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A pretty entertaining story -- some truly unlikable characters, but that was part of the point. Many of the books I read shortly after 9/11 had things that reminded me of that day. This one had ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

Salman Rushdie is the author of seventeen books, including "Shame", "The Satanic Verses", and "Midnight's Children", which was named the "Booker of Bookers," the best novel to have won the Booker Prize for fiction in the award's history. Among his many literary honors are the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the Whitbread Prize, the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature, and a 2007 Knighthood for services to literature. 2012 marked the international publication of "Joseph Anton", his memoir of more than nine years spent in hiding due to the fatwa issued against him by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

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