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The Resource Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers, Shashi Tharoor

Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers, Shashi Tharoor

Label
Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers
Title
Bookless in Baghdad
Title remainder
reflections on writing and writers
Statement of responsibility
Shashi Tharoor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Shashi Tharoor tells us what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. He reminisces about growing up with books in India and discusses the importance of the Mahabharata in Indian life and history. He also offers a poignant homage to Pablo Neruda and astute views on Salman Rushdie and India's love for Wodehouse, Pushkin, Kipling, Le Carre, and Churchill that make for fascinating reading. Tharoor's insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tharoor, Shashi
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.T535
LC item number
Z465 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Authorship
  • Authors, Indic
  • Tharoor, Shashi
  • Tharoor, Shashi
Label
Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers, Shashi Tharoor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing Up with Books in India -- Revenging Rudyard, Subverting Scarlett -- Mining the Mahabharata: Whose Culture Is It Anyway? -- In Defense of the Bollywood Novel -- A Novel of Collisions -- Art for Heart's Sake -- Right Ho, Sahib: Wodehouse and India -- The Last Englishman: Malcolm Muggeridge -- Blood and Bombast: Winston Churchill -- The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold -- Remembering Pushkin -- The Committed Poet -- Speaking Ill of the Dead: Nirad Chaudhuri -- R.K. Narayan's Comedies of Suffering -- The Enigma of Being V.S. Naipaul -- Salman Rushdie: The Ground beneath His Feet -- Rushdie's Reappearance -- Books and Botox -- Illiteracy in America -- The Great American Literary Illusion -- Literature, S'Il Vous Plait -- Bharatiya Sanskriti in the Big Apple -- The Poets of Protocol -- The Critic as Cosmetologist -- The cultural geography of criticism -- How Not to Deal with a Bad Review -- Elegy for a Literary Monument -- Why the Yeti Brings Hope to a Land without Snow -- How Riot Nearly Caused a Riot -- With Friends Like These -- From the Bathtub to Bollywood -- For Whom the Bill Tolls -- The Rise of the Political Litterateur -- Homage in Huesca -- Is There a "St. Stephen's School of Literature"? -- Quotes of Many Colors -- The Pornography of Poverty? -- Bookless in Baghdad -- Globalization and the Human Imagination -- The Anxiety of Audience
Control code
56686495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781559707572
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Bookless in Baghdad : reflections on writing and writers, Shashi Tharoor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing Up with Books in India -- Revenging Rudyard, Subverting Scarlett -- Mining the Mahabharata: Whose Culture Is It Anyway? -- In Defense of the Bollywood Novel -- A Novel of Collisions -- Art for Heart's Sake -- Right Ho, Sahib: Wodehouse and India -- The Last Englishman: Malcolm Muggeridge -- Blood and Bombast: Winston Churchill -- The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold -- Remembering Pushkin -- The Committed Poet -- Speaking Ill of the Dead: Nirad Chaudhuri -- R.K. Narayan's Comedies of Suffering -- The Enigma of Being V.S. Naipaul -- Salman Rushdie: The Ground beneath His Feet -- Rushdie's Reappearance -- Books and Botox -- Illiteracy in America -- The Great American Literary Illusion -- Literature, S'Il Vous Plait -- Bharatiya Sanskriti in the Big Apple -- The Poets of Protocol -- The Critic as Cosmetologist -- The cultural geography of criticism -- How Not to Deal with a Bad Review -- Elegy for a Literary Monument -- Why the Yeti Brings Hope to a Land without Snow -- How Riot Nearly Caused a Riot -- With Friends Like These -- From the Bathtub to Bollywood -- For Whom the Bill Tolls -- The Rise of the Political Litterateur -- Homage in Huesca -- Is There a "St. Stephen's School of Literature"? -- Quotes of Many Colors -- The Pornography of Poverty? -- Bookless in Baghdad -- Globalization and the Human Imagination -- The Anxiety of Audience
Control code
56686495
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781559707572
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004023457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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