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Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie

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ISBN-10: 052160995X

ISBN-13: 9780521609951

Edition: 2007

Authors: Abdulrazak Gurnah

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Rushdie is a major contemporary writer, who engages with some of the vital issues of our times: migrancy, postcolonialism, religious authoritarianism. This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to his entire oeuvre. Part I provides thematic readings of Rushdie and his work, with chapters on how Bollywood films are intertextual with the fiction, the place of family and gender in the work, the influence of English writing and reflections on the fatwa. Part II discusses Rushdie's importance for postcolonial writing and provides detailed interpretations of his fiction. In one volume, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the author and his work in a range of expert essays and…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Abdulrazak Gurnah was born in 1948 in Zanzibar and teaches at the University of Kent. He is the author of seven novels which include Paradise (shortlisted for both the Booker and the Whitbread Prizes), By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the RFI Temoin du monde prize) and Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize).

List of contributors
Chronology
Introduction
Themes and Issues
Rushdie and Bollywood cinema
Salman Rushdie and the English tradition
The fatwa and its aftermath
Family and gender in Rushdie's writing
Studies of Individual Texts
Tricksters and the common herd in Salman Rushdie's Grimus
Themes and structures in Midnight's Children
Reading 'Pakistan' in Salman Rushdie's Shame
The Satanic Verses: 'To be born again, first you have to die'
The shorter fiction
The politics of the palimpsest in The Moor's Last Sigh
The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury: The reinvention of location
Guide to further reading
Index