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Kureishi, Hanif

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The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
53 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi's first novel, is a tour de force of comic invention, a bizarre, often hilarious, and totally original picture of the life of a young Pakistani growing up in 1970s Britain. Karim lives with his Mum and Dad in a suburb of south London and dreams of making his escape to the bright lights of the big city. But his father is no ordinary Dad, he is 'the buddha of suburbia', a strange and compelling figure whose powers of meditation hold a circle of would-be mystics spellbound with the fascinations of the East. Among his disciples is the glamorous and ambitious Eva, and when 'the buddha of suburbia' runs off with her to a crumbling flat in Barons Court, Karim's life becomes changed in ways that even he had never dreamed of
Something to tell you : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,185 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
Venus ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,019 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
The black album by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Britain, a young Pakistani's dilemma as he decides who he is. He, himself, wants to be a writer, but his parents want him in business. He wishes to continue sleeping with his lady professor, but fundamentalists want him to agitate for Islamic morality
Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unmarried couple's separation is complicated by children. The father is a TV scriptwriter who has been unfaithful, the mother is in publishing and the setting is London. As he narrates their story, the man describes his mixed feelings, torn between the prospect of freedom and the loss of his sons
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
84 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set within the Asian community in London, the film is an unusual love story concerned with identity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years. Omar takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle's laundrette with the intention of turning it into a glittering palace of commercial success. When he employs childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny, they become lovers as well as working partners. However, complications soon ensue as the anger of Johnny's deserted gang begins to build and Omar is forced to face increasingly difficult family issues
Gabriel's gift : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out fo the house. His mother works nights in a pub and sleeps days. Navigating his way through the shattered world of his parents' generation, Gabriel dreams of being an artist. He finds solace and guidance through a mysterious connection to his deceased twin brother, Archie, and his own knack for producing real objects simply by drawing them."--P. [4] of cover
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 739 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
The body : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 416 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 finds himself regretting 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 possession of his 'body', and he finds himself in a no-man's-land
My son the fanatic by Udayan Prasad ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parvez, a cab driver who left Pakistan in search of a better life, must choose between his friendship with a woman not his wife, and his son, who has adopted increasingly traditional beliefs
Midnight all day by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and German and held by 350 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 )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hanif Kureishi already has introduced Americans to new fictional territory in his two films, My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, and in his novel, The Buddha of Suburbia. His latest screenplay, London Kills Me, which he describes as "a story about two guys looking for these shoes," returns viewers and readers to London streetlife and culture that only Kureishi could reveal. This collection includes his three screenplays as well as essays about the
The body : and seven stories by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 281 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
The mother by Roger Michell ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life. She finds things in herself that she thought were lost forever, but at what cost?
The Faber book of pop ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This original collection charts the course of pop from its underground origins through its low and high art phases to its current omnipresence. It takes in fiction, reportage, fashion, art and fantasy as filtered through pop music
Collected stories by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 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."--BOOK JACKET
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 256 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
Intimacy : a novel ; and, Midnight all day : stories by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 244 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 son, the fanatic by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmanuskript. En pakistansk taxa-chaufførs hele verden falder sammen, da hans søn slutter sig til en islamisk fundamentalistisk sekt
Outskirts ; The king and me ; Tomorrow--today! by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hanif Kureishi.
Hanif Kureishi, 1954-....
Kureishi, Hanif
Kureiši, Hanifs, 1954-
Qurayšī, Ḥanīf, 1954-
קוריישי, חניף
קוריישי, חניף. ראובני, יותם
קורישי, חניף
クレイシ, ハニフ
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English (517)
German (11)
French (11)
Spanish (9)
Italian (7)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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