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Imaginary Homelands

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ISBN: 9780099542254    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 448        Language: English
Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative...Read more
Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powe With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics of India and Pakistan, censorship, the Labour Party, Palestinian identity, contemporary film and late-twentieth century race, religion and politics. Elsewhere he trains his eye on literature and fellow writers, from Julian Barnes on love to the politics of George Orwell's 'Inside the Whale', providing fresh insight on Kipling, V.S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, John le Carre, Raymond Carver, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon among otheProfound, passionate and insightful, 'Imaginary Homelands' is a masterful collection from one of the greatest writers working today.
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About the author: Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of 'The Vintage Book of Indian... Read more
Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of 'The Vintage Book of Indian Writing'. In 1993 'Midnight's Children' was judged to be the Best of the Booker, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its forty year history. 'The Moor's Last Sigh' won the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
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Review:
Literature of the highest order" Michael Foot "A book bristling with intelligence, deeply held opinions, and wonderful flights of fancy" Boston Globe "Playful profound and provocative...Rushdie is...Read more
Literature of the highest order" Michael Foot "A book bristling with intelligence, deeply held opinions, and wonderful flights of fancy" Boston Globe "Playful profound and provocative...Rushdie is never less than instructive. He holds nothing back" New York Newsday "A deft, various, and humane collection" -- Christopher Hitchens Independent "More intelligence and intellectual courage than most writers summon up in a lifetime" The Times
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