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Kureishi, Hanif

Works: 395 works in 1,785 publications in 20 languages and 23,970 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  Satirical literature  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Interviewee, Conceptor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Creator, Translator, Contractor
Classifications: PR6061.U68, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Hanif Kureishi
The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

145 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,909 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
The black album by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

91 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,155 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
Something to tell you : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

42 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,100 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 by Peter O'Toole( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 960 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 )

93 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
The last word : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 821 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 ahidden 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"--
Gabriel's gift : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 764 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."--Page 4 of cover
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 710 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 nothing by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years', Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge
My son the fanatic by Udayan Prasad( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 376 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 340 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 319 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
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 259 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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of an Indian man and an English woman searches for identity in turbulent seventies' London
My beautiful laundrette ; and The rainbow sign by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My beautiful laundrette and other writings by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming and scheming : reflections on writing and politics by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the essay 'The Rainbow Sign', which was first published in 1986 along with the screenplay of My Beautiful Laundrette, Kureishi recounts how, growing up in England, where racists 'weren't discriminating in their racial discrimination', he could understand the motives of 'a black boy who, [having] noticed that burnt skin turned white, jumped into a bath of boiling water'. Then, visiting Pakistan for the first time, Kureishi shook with incomprehension at the notion that he was not considered a foreigner. The collection's title piece is a fascinating account of how Kureishi overcame his 'educational anorexia', how curiosity developed, and how school-teaching could work if only those at the front of the class didn't loathe their pupils
Sammy and Rosie get laid : the script and the diary by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word and the bomb by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Word and The Bomb; The Rainbow Sign; The Black Album; The Road Exactly; My Son the Fanatic; Bradford; Sex and Secularity; The Arduous Conversation Will Continue; The Carnival of Culture
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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.14 for Essays and ... to 0.95 for Il mio ore ...)

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The buddha of suburbia
Alternative Names
Hanif Kureishi.

Hanif Kureishi 1954-....

Hanif Kureishi britischer Schriftsteller

Hanif Kureishi Brits schrijver

Hanif Kureishi britsko-pákistánský dramatik, scenárista a spisovatel

Hanif Kureishi brittisk författare

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


The black albumSomething to tell you : a novelIntimacyMy beautiful laundretteGabriel's gift : a novelLove in a blue timeMidnight all dayLondon kills me : 3 screenplays & 4 essays