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The Resource Salman Rushdie, by James Harrison

Salman Rushdie, by James Harrison

Label
Salman Rushdie
Title
Salman Rushdie
Statement of responsibility
by James Harrison
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Born in India but raised and educated in England, Salman Rushdie brings to his fiction a unique awareness of cultural difference and conflict. His complex, buoyant style, first recognized internationally with the Booker Prize-winning Midnight's Children (1981), has brought him to the forefront of postmodern literature. The political and religious controversy Rushdie's satiric work often generated exploded into open hostility when The Satanic Verses was published in 1988. James Harrison's lively study of Salman Rushdie argues that, in experimenting with different prose styles and narrative modes, as well as in his use of plot, satire, parody, and intrusive authorial commentary, Rushdie expresses his preference for a world of multiplicity, flexibility, and tolerance. Through a close analysis of the major fiction, including Grimus (1975), Shame (1983), and the irresistibly entertaining children's book Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990), Harrison clearly shows Rushdie's opposition throughout his work to religious fundamentalist thought as a political force. Harrison discusses the relationship between Rushdie's life and work, analyzes all the novels and perceptively and sympathetically assesses the writer's conflict with Muslim and Hindu religious authorities. This invaluable study provides a much needed insight into Salman Rushdie's writings and the exception that has been taken to them by Muslim fundamentalists
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrison, James
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
Z63 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's English authors series
Series volume
TEAS 488
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Islam and literature
  • India
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Islam et littérature
  • Inde dans la littérature
  • Critique et interprétation
  • Islam et littérature
  • Littérature indienne (de l'Inde)
  • Littérature indienne (de l'Inde)
Label
Salman Rushdie, by James Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- History, religion, and politics in India -- Grimus -- Midnight's children -- Shame -- The satanic verses
Control code
24319203
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 148 pages
Isbn
9780805770117
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91030673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1408686
  • (OCoLC)24319203
Label
Salman Rushdie, by James Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- History, religion, and politics in India -- Grimus -- Midnight's children -- Shame -- The satanic verses
Control code
24319203
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 148 pages
Isbn
9780805770117
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91030673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1408686
  • (OCoLC)24319203

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