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Imaginary homelands : essays and criticism, 1981-1991

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: London : Granta Books ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : in association with Viking, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Seventy-five essays cover a decade in Rushdie's life, on such topics as literature, politics, prejudice, imagination, and free expression, as well as the events that forced him into seclusion.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rushdie, Salman.
Imaginary homelands.
London : Granta Books ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : In association with Viking, 1991
(OCoLC)755261830
Named Person: Salman Rushdie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0670839523 9780670839520 014014224X 9780140142242
OCLC Number: 22862625
Description: 432 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Imaginary homeleands ; "Errata" : or, Unreliable narration in Midnight's children ; The riddle of midnight : India, August 1987 --
2. Censorship ; The assassination of Indira Gandhi ; Dynasty ; Zia ul-Haq, 17 August 1988 ; Daughter of the East --
3. "Commonwealth literature" does not exist ; Anita Desai ; Kipling ; Hobson-Jobson --
4. Outside the whale ; Attenborough's Gandhi ; Satyajit Ray ; Handsworth songs ; The location of Brazil --
5. The new empire within Britain ; An unimportant fire ; Home font ; V.S. Naipaul ; The painter and the pest --
6. A general election ; Charter 88 ; On Palestinian identity : a conversation with Edward Said --
7. Nadine Gordimer ; Rian Malan ; Nuruddin Farah ; Kapuściński's Angola --
8. John Berger ; Graham Greene ; John Le Carré ; On adventure ; At the Adelaide Festival ; Traveling with Chatwin ; Chatwin's travels ; Julian Barnes ; Kazuo Ishiguro --
9. Michel Tournier ; Italo Calvino ; Stephen hawking ; Andrei Sakharov ; Umberto Eco ; Günther Grass ; Heinrich Böll ; Siegfried Lenz ; Peter Schnewider ; Christoph Ransmayr ; Maurice Sendak and Wilhelm Grimm --
10. Gabriel García Márquez ; Mario Varga Llosa --
11. The language of the pack ; Begrett goes to Hollywood ; E.L. Doctorow ; Michael Herr : an interview ; Richard Ford ; Raymond Carver ; Isaac Bashevis SInger ; Philip Roth ; Saul Bellow ; Thomas Pynchon ; Kurt Vonnegut ; Grace Paley ; Travels with a golden ass ; The divine supermarket --
12. Naipaul among the believers ; "In God we trust" ; In good faith ; Is nothing sacred? ; Why I have embraced Islam.
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.

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Seventy-five essays cover a decade in Rushdie's life, on such topics as literature, politics, prejudice, imagination, and free expression, as well as the events that forced him into seclusion.

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