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Annotating Salman Rushdie

Annotating Salman Rushdie

Reading the Postcolonial

  • Author: Vijay Mishra
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351006568
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 366
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How does one read a foundational postcolonial writer in English with declared Indian subcontinent roots? This book looks at ways of reading, and uncovering and recovering meanings, in postcolonial writing in English through the works of Salman Rushdie. It uses textual criticism and applied literary theory to resurrect the underlying literary architecture of one of the world’s most controversial, celebrated and enigmatic authors. It sheds light upon key aspects of Rushdie’s craft and the literary influences that contribute to his celebrated hybridity. It analyses how Rushdie uses his exceptional mastery of European, Anglo-American, Indian, Arabic and Persian literary and cultural forms to cultivate a fresh register of English that expands Western literary traditions. It also investigates an archival modernism that characterizes the writings of Rushdie. Drawing on the hitherto unexplored Rushdie Emory Archive, this book will be essential reading for students of literature, especially South Asian writing, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, linguistics and history.

Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy

Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy

  • Author: Vijay Mishra
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350094404
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 264
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Salman Rushdie and the Genesis of Secrecy is the first book to draw extensively from material in the Salman Rushdie archive at Emory University to uncover the makings of the British-Indian writer's modernist poetics. Simultaneously connecting Rushdie with radical non-Western humanism and an essentially English-European sensibility, and therefore questions about world literature, this book argues that a true understanding of the writer lies in uncovering his 'genesis of secrecy' through a close reading of his archive. Topics and materials explored include unpublished novels, plays and screenplays; the earlier versions and drafts of Midnight's Children and its adaptations; understanding Islam and The Satanic Verses; the influence of cinema; and Rushdie's turn to earlier archives as the secret codes of modernism. Through careful examination of Rushdie's archive, Vijay Mishra demonstrates how Rushdie combines a radically new form of English with a familiarity with the generic registers of Indian, Arabic and Persian literary forms. Together, these present a contradictory orientalism that defines Rushdie's own humanism within the parameters of world literature.

The Gothic and Death

The Gothic and Death

  • Author: Carol Margaret Davison
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526107910
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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The Gothic and death offers the first ever published study devoted to the subject of the Gothic and death across the centuries. It investigates how the multifarious strands of the Gothic and the concepts of death, dying, mourning and memorialisation ('the Death Question') - have intersected and been configured cross-culturally to diverse ends from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Drawing on recent scholarship in such fields as Gothic Studies, film theory, Women's and Gender Studies and Thanatology Studies, this interdisciplinary collection of fifteen essays by international scholars combines an attention to socio-historical and cultural contexts with a rigorous close reading of works, both classic and lesser known. This area of enquiry is considered by way of such popular and uncanny figures as corpses, ghosts, zombies and vampires, and across various cultural and literary forms such as Graveyard Poetry, Romantic poetry, Victorian literature, nineteenth-century Italian and Russian literature, Anglo-American film and television, contemporary Young Adult fiction and Bollywood film noir.

Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie

Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie

  • Author: M. D. Fletcher
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789051837650
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Salman Rushdie Interviews

Salman Rushdie Interviews

A Sourcebook of His Ideas

  • Author: Pradyumna S. Chauhan
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313308093
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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Without some insight into his thinking process, Salman Rushdie's complex novels must remain baffling even to the well-read. This selection of Rushdie interviews, gathered from diverse sources, provides a key to his mind and a gloss to his fiction. The material included here ranges from biographical snippets, through literary explications, to political dicta and historical analyses. Taken together, they make up a psycho-biography of the writer who, in our age, has emerged as the archetype of the romantic artist--tyrannized and tormented, yet refusing to abandon his position or his art. The interviews are accompanied by annotations, and a detailed index locates Rushdie's thoughts on a variety of topics.

Annotations

Annotations

A Guide to the Independent Critical Press

  • Author: Marie F. Jones
  • Publisher: Alternative Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Radicalism
  • Page: 750
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Surveys 385 periodicals of the Left from around the world. Provides descriptions of content, history, noted contributors, contact information, and guidelines for writers and detailed statistics for each publication.

Die Taugenichtse

Die Taugenichtse

Roman

  • Author: Samuel Selvon
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 342343192X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

Rushdie's midnight's children

Rushdie's midnight's children

a book of readings

  • Author: Meenakshi Mukherjee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 227
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This Volume Brings Together Ten Essays On Midnight'S Children (1980) And An Interview With Salman Rushdie That Discuss This Seminal Novel From Different Perspectives. Rushdie'S Innovative Use Of History And Memory, His Experiments With Language And Narrative Mode, The Novel'S Status As The Paradigmatic Postcolonial Text, Its Inter-Textuality And Self0Reflevivity, The Influences On The Novel As Well As Its Influence On Subsequent Novels, The Author'S Relationship With India As An Insider-Outsider Are Some Of The Many Issues Explored By The Critics.

Literature of the 1980s

Literature of the 1980s

After the Watershed

  • Author: Joseph Brooker
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748669043
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.