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Kureishi, Hanif

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The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

117 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure and sexual possibilities. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. And when the Buddha falls in love with one of his disciples, the beautiful and brazen Eva, Karim is introduced to a world of renegade theater directors, punk rock stars, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire. A love story for at least two generations, a high-spirited comedy of sexual manners and social turmoil, The Buddha of Suburbia is one of the most enchanting, provocative, and original books to appear in years. Show More Show Less
Something to tell you : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwilling to admit that he has entered middle age, successful psychoanalyst and divorced father Jamal interacts with a string of outcast friends while struggling with memories about his first love, from whom he was separated by an unconfessed act of violence
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

73 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England
The black album by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

80 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shahid is a clean-cut student, trying to make an impression on his college lecturer, Deedee Osgood, who gives his spirits a lift when she takes him to a naked rave party. Shahid's academic prospects are threatened by the intervention of his gangster brother Chili, who, with his Armani suits and Gucci loafers, moves into Shahid's bedsit as a hideout, bringing unnecessary danger and excitement with him. Set in London in 1989, the year of the fall of the Berlin wall and the fatwa, The Black Album is a thriller with a lively background: raves, ecstasy, religious ferment and sexual passion in a dangerous time
Venus by Roger Michell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly
Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics. 'It is the saddest night, for I am leaving and not coming back'. Jay is leaving his partner and their two sons. As the long night before his departure unfolds he remembers the ups and downs of his relationship with Susan. In an unforgettable, and often pitiless, reflection of their time together he analyses the agonies and the joys of trying to make a life with another person
The last word : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England--but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales are nonexistent, and his flamboyant second wife's expensive habits are bleeding him dry. In an attempt to revitalize his career and reputation, Mamoon's publisher commissions Harry, an ambitious young writer, to pen the famous writer's biography. Honored and slightly intimidated, Harry promises himself that he will present an unbiased look at his literary hero--but Mamoon's publisher is after a more naked truth, a salacious tale of the author's life that will generate headlines. Meanwhile, Mamoon is less than cooperative. Vain, breathtakingly cynical, and cruelly manipulative, Mamoon turns out to have a hidden agenda of his own. Harry and Mamoon find themselves in a battle of wills, but which of them will have the last word? The ensuing struggle for dominance raises questions of love and desire, loyalty and betrayal, and the frailties of age versus the recklessness of youth. A poignant and brilliantly entertaining book, THE LAST WORD is a tale of youthful exuberance, as hilarious as it is moving, and is Kureishi's most important work to date"
Le week-end by Roger Michell( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married English couple take a weekend trip to Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary, hoping to revive some long forgotten amour. While there, they re-evaluate their lives, both individually and collectively, before running into an old acquaintance who will act as the catalyst for things to come
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biting tales by a Pakistani-British writer. In D'Accord, Baby, a husband whose wife is having an affair decides to seduce the lover's daughter, while The Flies describes a couple's reaction to an invasion by flies. By the author of My Beautiful Laundrette
My son the fanatic by Udayan Prasad( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian taxi driver Parvez (Om Puri) lives in a northern England town with his wife, Minoo (Gopi Desai), and son, Farid (Akbar Kurtha), an aspiring accountant. The parents are shocked when Farid breaks off his engagement to Madeleine, a white girl, and seeks strict religious instruction from a Muslim maulvi (holy man). Parvez, increasingly estranged from Minoo, embarks on a tentative affair with prostitute Bettina (Rachel Griffiths), but the relationship is threatened by Farid's increasing fanaticism
Midnight all day by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as a chronicler of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new. The final story, "The Penis", is an unsubtle reworking of Gogol's "The Nose". It is as if, after all the analysis, Kureishi is despairing of ever reaching a better understanding of love: all that's left is one man and his dick, in uneasy alliance
London kills me : 3 screenplays & 4 essays by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background of each film or life on the set or the hilarity of the Academy Awards in Hollywood. In addition, Kureishi has written about the Beatles--a comic commentary on class and culture in England. Together these essays and screenplays illuminate the remarkable imagination and wit of an extraordinarily acute and irreverent social analyst who has secured his place at the forefront of both the film and literary worlds with his uniquely recognizable voice
Collected stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of the last decade, Hanif Kureishi has written short fiction. The stories are, by turns, provocative, erotic, tender, funny and charming as they deal with the complexities of relationships as well as the joys of children." "This collection contains his controversial story Weddings and Beheadings, a well as his prophetic My Son the Fanatic, which exposes the religious tensions within the Muslim family unit." "As with his novels and screenplays, Kureishi has his finger on the pulse of the political tensions in society and how they affect people's everyday lives. This collection contains eight new stories."--Jacket
The mother by Roger Michell( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la mort de son mari, May s'installe chez ses enfants à Londres. Son existence semble s'effacer devant leur vie trop citadine. C'est alors qu'elle tombe amoureuse de Darren, un homme de 30 ans son cadet
The Faber book of pop( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of pop music from its underground origins through its low and high art phases to its current omni-presence. Includes fiction, reportage, fashion, art and fantasy as filtered through pop music
The body : and seven stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What if you were middle-aged and were offered the chance to trade in your sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model? This is the situation in which the main character of The Body finds himself. Taking the plunge, he embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon regrets what he has left behind, as the responsibilities he thought he had sloughed off now begin to come home to him. Sinister forces are pursuing him, wanting to take possession of his 'body', leaving him in a no man's land, uncertain which way to turn." "In The Body, Kureishi plays with the idea of personal identity and the extent to which it is rooted in our physical being. This volume also contains a selection of stories imbued with the pain - as well as the joy - of relations between parents and their sons, and the anxieties of adolescence."--Jacket
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kureishi's first new work for the stage since the 1980s, the century is drawing to a close and the middle-aged media barons and their acolytes have come together in the English countryside in yet another attempt to find meaning in lives filled with work, boredom, and sex. In recounting the casual deceptions and random couplings that make up the center of their existence, Stephen, Charles, Lorraine, Julie, Russell, Sophie, and Barry find that the lack of real engagement that characterizes their work somehow makes it impossible for them to connect later as human beings
The Buddha of suburbia by Roger Michell( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. Set to a backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race, Karim must negotiate adolescence, a dysfunctional family and his own sexuality, as he seeks enlightenment on his own terms
Intimacy : a novel ; and, Midnight all day : stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay, the narrator of Intimacy, tells his story on the night he is preparing to leave his lover, Susan, and their two boys. Stripping away all posturing and self-justification, Hanif Kureishi explores the fears and desires that drive a man to leave a woman. Midnight All Day is an astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as one of our foremost chroniclers of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new
My beautiful laundrette and the rainbow sign by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success when they open up a glamorous laundromat
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My beautiful laundrette
Alternative Names
Hanif Kureishi.

Hanif Kureishi 1954-....

Hanif Kureishi britischer Schriftsteller

Hanif Kureishi Brits schrijver

Hanif Kureishi drammaturgo e scrittore britannico

Hanif Kureishi écrivain britannique

Kureishi, Hanif

Kureiši, Hanifs 1954-

Qurayšī, Ḥanīf 1954-

Курейши, Ханиф

Ханиф Курейши

Ханиф Курејши англиски драматург, сценарист и романописец

חניף קוריישי

חניף קוריישי סופר בריטי

קוריישי, חניף

קוריישי, חניף. ראובני, יותם

קורישי, חניף

حنيف قريشي

حنیف قریشی

쿠레이시, 하니프 1954-

クレイシ, ハニフ


Something to tell you : a novelMy beautiful laundretteThe black albumIntimacyLove in a blue timeMidnight all dayLondon kills me : 3 screenplays & 4 essaysCollected stories