Publisher :Macmillan Release Date :2000 ISBN :9780312254995 Pages :592 pages Rating :4.2/5 (549 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book The Ground Beneath Her Feet written by Salman Rushdie and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2000 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Photographer Rai narrates the epic romance between his childhood friend, Ormus Cama, and singer Vina Apsara, Rai's sometime lover, revealingwith wisdom and humora world of passions, truths, death, and rock 'n' roll. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Publisher : Release Date :2008 ISBN : Pages :143 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Ground Beneath Her Feet & Other Stories & Poems by Jan Fortune-Wood:
Download or read book The Ground Beneath Her Feet & Other Stories & Poems written by Jan Fortune-Wood and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Life lived on shifting ground, in the extraordinary moments when something cracks and something new happens is the underlying thread that unites the stories and poems in The Ground Beneath Her Feet.
Publisher : Release Date :2000 ISBN :9780312974749 Pages :575 pages Rating :4.9/5 (747 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book The Ground Beneath Her Feet written by Salman Rushdie and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The romance of two Indian musicians who form a band. He is Ormus, a composer, she is Vina, an American-raised singer, and their romance plays out across continents, parallel universes and different lives-- she dying and returning for a second life.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2012-08-24 ISBN :1409058778 Pages :592 pages Rating :4.4/5 (9 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book The Ground Beneath Her Feet written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-08-24 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: ‘The first great rock ’n’ roll novel in the English language’ The Times On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, disappears in a devastating earthquake. Her lover, the singer Ormus Cama, cannot accept that he has lost her, and so begins his eternal quest to find her and bring her back. His journey takes him across the globe and through cities pulsating with the power of rock ’n’ roll, to Bombay, London and New York. But around the star-crossed lover and his quest, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears are appearing in the very fabric of reality, and exposing the abyss beyond. And Ormus has to confront just how far he is willing to go for love.
Publisher :ETS Release Date :2003 ISBN : Pages :260 pages Rating :4.F/5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Great Work of Making Real by E. Linguanti:
Download or read book The Great Work of Making Real written by E. Linguanti and published by ETS. This book was released on 2003 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2012-05-22 ISBN :1136593586 Pages :242 pages Rating :4.1/5 (365 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture by Ana Cristina Mendes:
Download or read book Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture written by Ana Cristina Mendes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-05-22 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In Salman Rushdie’s novels, images are invested with the power to manipulate the plotline, to stipulate actions from the characters, to have sway over them, seduce them, or even lead them astray. Salman Rushdie and Visual Culture sheds light on this largely unremarked – even if central – dimension of the work of a major contemporary writer. This collection brings together, for the first time and into a coherent whole, research on the extensive interplay between the visible and the readable in Rushdie’s fiction, from one of the earliest novels – Midnight’s Children (1981) – to his latest – The Enchantress of Florence (2008).
Publisher :Atlantic Publishers & Dist Release Date :2006 ISBN :9788126906314 Pages :232 pages Rating :4.9/5 (63 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Salman Rushdie by Mohit Kumar Ray:
Download or read book Salman Rushdie written by Mohit Kumar Ray and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2006 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Salman Rushdie (1947 ) Has Emerged Over The Years As One Of The Most Controversial Figures Of Our Times Who Excites Contrary Feelings. But Whether Admired Or Criticized, The Fact Remains That Rushdie, With His Commitment To Struggle For Freedom Of Expression, For Speech To The Silenced, For Power To The Disempowered, Is A Writer Who Cannot Be Ignored.One Of The Major Preoccupations Of Rushdie S Art Is The Issue Of Migrant Identity. Many Of His Characters Are Migrants Drifting From Shore To Shore In Search Of Some Imaginary Homeland , And Obviously The Author Identifies Himself With His Migrant Personae. Search For Identity Is Perhaps The One Recurring Theme In Rushdie S Works, And The Themes Of Double Identity , Divided Selves And Shadow Figures Persist In His Writings As Correlative For The Schismatic/Dual Identity Of The Migrant, As Well As The Necessary Confusion And Ambiguity Of The Migrant Existence. Rushdie Describes The World From This Unique Point Of View Of The Migrant Narrator. He Is Also Conscious Of His Role In This Regard In Re-Describing The World, And Thus Creating A New Vision Of Art And Life.By Exercising What He Describes As The Migrant Writer S Privilege To Choose His Parents Rushdie Has Chosen His Inheritance From A Vast Repertoire Of Literary Parents, Including Cervantes, Kafka, Melville, Et Al.His Novels And Stories Derive Their Special Flavour From The Author S Superb Handling Of The Characteristic Postmodern Devices Like Magic Realism, Palimpsest, Ekphrasis, Etc. Rushdie Has Been Rightly Compared With Such Literary Innovators Stalwarts Of Our Times As Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Et Al. Readers Of The Present Volumes Will Be Taken Round The World Of Rushdie By Erudite Scholars Whose Well-Researched, Perceptive Articles Will Add Substantially To Their Enjoyment Of These Fantastic Imaginary Homelands .
Publisher :Walter de Gruyter Release Date :2003 ISBN :9783110177220 Pages :331 pages Rating :4.1/5 (772 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Beyond Postmodernism by Klaus Stierstorfer:
Download or read book Beyond Postmodernism written by Klaus Stierstorfer and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2003 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: After the veritable hype concerning postmodernism in the 1980s and early 1990s, when questions about when it began, what it means and which texts it comprises were apt to trigger heated discussions, the excitement has notably cooled down at the turn of the century. Voices are now beginning to be heard which seem to suggest a new episteme in the making which points beyond postmodernism, while it remains at the same time very uncertain whether what appears as newness is not rather a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises, and authorial practices. Contributors to this volume propose to explore new openings and recent developments in anglophone literatures and cultural theories which engage with issues seen to be central in the construction of a postmodern paradigm, but deal with them in ways that promise new openings or a new Zeitgeist.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2001-01-01 ISBN :9004333207 Pages :296 pages Rating :4.0/5 (43 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Convergences and Interferences by :
Download or read book Convergences and Interferences written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: How does one imagine plurality? How does one find new strategies for writing diversity and polyphony? How does one read the most challenging creative and critical works of the present time? This bi-lingual volume of twelve English and eight French papers proposes to breach linguistic critical frontiers by placing careful analysis of texts from different language traditions in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural dialogue. In this collection of theoretically and politically aware close readings of contemporary cultural production, the focus of analysis rests on the multiple and complex global convergences and interferences of cultural influences. The collection foregrounds the work of innovative writers who seek to express the ungraspable presence of cultural “newness” at the same time as situating themselves in the richness of detail of local lives. This volume, most particularly, finds a balance of critical approach between the everyday attempts at negotiation and survival, and the insight brought to the reader by postcolonial, syncretic and feminist theoretical analysis.
Publisher :University Press of America Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780761834649 Pages :339 pages Rating :4.8/5 (346 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review (in)fusion Approach by Ranjan Ghosh:
Download or read book (in)fusion Approach written by Ranjan Ghosh and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2006 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: (In)fusion theory challenges efforts to see theory as inhibiting by presenting an approach that is innovative, eclectic, and subtle in order to draw out competing and constellating ideas and opinions. This collected volume of essays examines (In)fusion theory and demonstrates how the theory can be applied to the reading of various works of Indian English novelists.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2005-11-24 ISBN :1139448536 Pages : pages Rating :4.1/5 (394 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel by John J. Su:
Download or read book Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel written by John J. Su and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-11-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Images of loss and yearning played a crucial role in literary texts written in the later part of the twentieth century. Despite deep cultural differences, novelists from Africa, the Caribbean, Great Britain, and the United States share a sense that the economic, social, and political forces associated with late modernity have evoked widespread nostalgia within the communities in which they write. In this original and wide-ranging study, John J. Su explores the relationship between nostalgia and ethics in novels across the English-speaking world. He challenges the tendency in literary studies to characterise memory as positive and nostalgia as necessarily negative. Instead, this book argues that nostalgic fantasies are crucial to the ethical visions presented by topical novels. From Jean Rhys to Wole Soyinka and from V. S. Naipaul to Toni Morrison, Su identifies nostalgia as a central concern in the twentieth-century novel.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2020-05-15 ISBN :1527551482 Pages :365 pages Rating :4.5/5 (275 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Resounding Pasts by Drago Momcilovic:
Download or read book Resounding Pasts written by Drago Momcilovic and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The field of memory studies has long been preoccupied with the manner in which events from the past are commemorated, forgotten, re-fashioned, or worked through on both the individual and collective level. Yet in an age when various modes of artistic and cultural commemoration have begun to overlap with and respond to one another, the dynamics of cultural remembering and forgetting become bound up in an increasingly elaborate network of representations that operate both within and outside temporal, cultural, and national borders. As publicly circulating texts that straddle the line between cultural artifact and artistic object, both musical and literary works, both individually and often in conjunction with one another, help shape cultural memories and individual experiences of those events. Troping their cultural milieux through specific aesthetic and social forms, genres, and modes of dissemination, music and literature become part of a growing global panoply of raw materials upon which we might begin to pose questions regarding the way we remember, the consequences of sharing and passing on those memories, and the aesthetic and cultural pressures attendant upon the circulation and interpretation of texts that (re-)sound the past.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2014-01-16 ISBN :0786474963 Pages :212 pages Rating :4.7/5 (864 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Science Fiction Dimensions of Salman Rushdie by Yael Maurer:
Download or read book The Science Fiction Dimensions of Salman Rushdie written by Yael Maurer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-16 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book focuses on the science fictional dimensions of Rushdie's later novels, Fury, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Shalimar the Clown and Luka and the Fire of Life, and Rushdie's first unpublished novel, The Antagonist, to show how the author's oeuvre moves towards a more consistent engagement with science fiction as a generic form and an ideological investment. The author demonstrates how Rushdie recreates personal and national histories in a science fictional setting and mode, and contends that the failure of his first novel Grimus may have led Rushdie away from SF for some time, although he returns to it with a much firmer conviction and a much stronger voice in his later novels, showing his commitment to this imaginative form which he describes in Fury as providing "the best popular vehicle ever devised for the novel of ideas and metaphysics."The science fictional mode is the most appropriate vehicle for expressing these thematic and ideological concerns and the organizing feature of Rushdie's oeuvre. The author rereads the later novels in light of recent critical engagement with SF as a vehicle for reimagining national histories and as a potentially subversive tool for social and political engagement in a fictional realm.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2015-09-08 ISBN :0812998928 Pages :304 pages Rating :4.8/5 (129 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-09-08 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • The Kansas City Star • National Post • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is a breathtaking achievement and an enduring testament to the power of storytelling. In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub–Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining. Unbeknownst to them, they are all descended from the whimsical, capricious, wanton creatures known as the jinn, who live in a world separated from ours by a veil. Centuries ago, Dunia, a princess of the jinn, fell in love with a mortal man of reason. Together they produced an astonishing number of children, unaware of their fantastical powers, who spread across generations in the human world. Once the line between worlds is breached on a grand scale, Dunia’s children and others will play a role in an epic war between light and dark spanning a thousand and one nights—or two years, eight months, and twenty-eight nights. It is a time of enormous upheaval, in which beliefs are challenged, words act like poison, silence is a disease, and a noise may contain a hidden curse. Inspired by the traditional “wonder tales” of the East, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma, rapture and redemption. Praise for Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights “Rushdie is our Scheherazade. . . . This book is a fantasy, a fairytale—and a brilliant reflection of and serious meditation on the choices and agonies of our life in this world.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian “One of the major literary voices of our time . . . In reading this new book, one cannot escape the feeling that [Rushdie’s] years of writing and success have perhaps been preparation for this moment, for the creation of this tremendously inventive and timely novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A wicked bit of satire . . . [Rushdie] riffs and expands on the tales of Scheherazade, another storyteller whose spinning of yarns was a matter of life and death.”—USA Today “A swirling tale of genies and geniuses [that] translates the bloody upheavals of our last few decades into the comic-book antics of warring jinn wielding bolts of fire, mystical transmutations and rhyming battle spells.”—The Washington Post “Great fun . . . The novel shines brightest in the panache of its unfolding, the electric grace and nimble eloquence and extraordinary range and layering of his voice.”—The Boston Globe
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2019-09-03 ISBN :0593132998 Pages :416 pages Rating :4.5/5 (931 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Quichotte by Salman Rushdie:
Download or read book Quichotte written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An epic Don Quixote for the modern age, “a brilliant, funny, world-encompassing wonder” (Time) from internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “Lovely, unsentimental, heart-affirming . . . a remembrance of what holds our human lives in some equilibrium—a way of feeling and a way of telling. Love and language.”—Jeanette Winterson, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND NPR Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Praise for Quichotte “Brilliant . . . a perfect fit for a moment of transcontinental derangement.”—Financial Times “Quichotte is one of the cleverest, most enjoyable metafictional capers this side of postmodernism. . . . The narration is fleet of foot, always one step ahead of the reader—somewhere between a pinball machine and a three-dimensional game of snakes and ladders. . . . This novel can fly, it can float, it’s anecdotal, effervescent, charming, and a jolly good story to boot.”—The Sunday Times “Quichotte [is] an updating of Cervantes’s story that proves to be an equally complicated literary encounter, jumbling together a chivalric quest, a satire on Trump’s America and a whole lot of postmodern playfulness in a novel that is as sharp as a flick-knife and as clever as a barrel of monkeys. . . . This is a novel that feeds the heart while it fills the mind.”—The Times (UK)
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2021-07-26 ISBN :9004479864 Pages :200 pages Rating :4.0/5 (44 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Third World and International Order by Antony Anghie:
Download or read book The Third World and International Order written by Antony Anghie and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-07-26 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This collection of essays explores different dimensions of the relationship between the third world and international law. The topics covered include third world approaches to international law, non-state actors and developing countries, feminism and the third world, foreign investment, resistance and international law, and territorial disputes and native peoples. It is a further contribution to the work done by scholars intent on elaborating what might be termed Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). This initiative seeks to continue and further develop the important work that has been done over many decades, particularly by scholars and jurists from the third world, to construct an international law which is sensitive to the needs of third world peoples. This body of scholarship has attempted to extend and expand the concerns and materials of international law. The essays in this volume are animated by these same motives at a time when unprecedented issues confront third world peoples, particularly since the contemporary international system appears to be disempowering third world peoples, intensifying inequality between the North and the South, and indeed, importantly, within the North and the South. TWAIL scholars attempt to look afresh at the history of colonial international law, engage previous trends in third world scholarship in international law, take cognizance of the dramatic changes which have characterized the body of international law in the last few decades from the perspective of third world peoples, record their resistance to unjust and oppressive international laws, and advance new approaches that address their needs and concerns. These are the broad themes and concerns which animate this collection of essays.
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2009-10-21 ISBN :1137019301 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.1/5 (37 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Salman Rushdie by D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke:
Download or read book Salman Rushdie written by D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments. It also features new chapters which examine the author's latest works including Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008), bringing coverage of this important British author up to the present. This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments. It also features new chapters which examine the author's latest works including Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008), bringing coverage of this important British author up to the present.