Imaginary homelands: essays and criticism, 1981-1991

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Granta Books, 1991 - 432 pages
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Like George Orwell or Bruce Chatwin, Salman Rushdie observes and illuminates a stunning range of cultural, political, and intellectual issues crucial to our time. Imaginery Homelands is an important record of Rushdie's intellectual and personal odyssey, and the 75 essays collected here, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects.

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Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

Avis d'utilisateur  - Bredo Erichsen - Goodreads

I give the book only three stars since Rushdie do not open up for tha other people can have another view. A lot of interesting thoughts but too arogant. He seems to have all the answers. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis 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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Table des matières

Introduction
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Imaginary Homelands
9
in Midnights Children
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Droits d'auteur

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À propos de l'auteur (1991)

Salman Rushdie was born in India, raised in Pakistan, and educated in England, where he now lives. His Rabelaisian skill for telling stories teeming with fantasy and history, and the virtuosity of his style, with its sly transliterations of Indo-English idioms, won him a delighted audience with the publication of Midnight's Children in 1980. However, it was the urgency with which he returned to the lands of his birth and childhood to write of a world where politics and the individual are inseparably connected that won him wide acclaim as a brilliant new novelist and intellectual. He manages to stand both inside and outside the world of developing nations and tell their stories. His fantastical retelling of the story of Islam set in a London peopled by immigrants from around the world, The Satanic Verses (1988), is his last full-length novel: its publication raised the anger of Muslims in Britain, South Asia, and the Middle East who asked that the novel be banned. In February 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini decreed a fatwa pronouncing the death sentence on him, and Rushdie has since lived in hiding. Subsequently, he offered several published explanations and apologies to Muslims (collected in Imaginary Homelands, 1991), and he also wrote a children's story, Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). In 2006, Rushdie joined the Emory University faculty as Distinguished Writer in Residence for one month a year for the next five years. Rushdie was awarded a knighthood for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 16 June, 2007.

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