Imaginary homelands: essays and criticism, 1981-1991
Granta Books, 1991 - 432 pages
Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive--an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. These 75 essays demonstrate Rushdie's range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of race, politics and religion.
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I once took part in a conference on modern writing at New College, Oxford.
Various novelists, myself included, were talking earnestly of such matters as the
need for new ways of describing the world. Then the playwright Howard Brenton
Let me override at once the faintly defensive note that has crept into these last
few remarks. The Indian writer, looking back at India, does so through guilt-tinted
spectacles. (I am of course, once more, talking about myself.) I am speaking now
Here allegory perhaps is intended. 'How can there be Urdu poetry,' the poet asks
rhetorically, 'when there is no Urdu language left?' And his decrepitude — like the
derelict condition of the once-grand ancestral home of Deven's fellow-lecturer, ...
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IMAGINARY HOMELANDS: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991Avis d'utilisateur - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Would this collection exist had The Satanic Verses not made the Ayatollah Khomeini's ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991Avis d'utilisateur - Ayushman Khazanchi - Goodreads
The literary essays are quintessential Rushdie - insightful, thought-provoking, and even comical. They're definitely worth a read. The rest of the book, especially the notes on other authors, reads a ... Consulter l'avis complet
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