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The Moor's last sigh

Autore: Salman Rushdie
Editore: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1995.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : English : 1st American edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A family saga reflecting the troubled state of India. The protagonists are four generations of the da Gama, who became wealthy in the spice trade before declining into gangsterism. Their tale is narrated by the family's last descendant and he attributes their fall to bickering, a reflection of Hindu-Moslem strife plaguing India today. Peopled with odd characters--the narrator is the product of a Jewish father and a  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 0679420495 9780679420491 0676506909 9780676506907
Numero OCLC: 32778551
Note: Originally published: London : J. Cape.
Riconoscimenti: Whitbread Award, 1995.
Descrizione: 435 p. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: A house divided --
Malabar Masala --
Bombay central --
'The Moor's last sigh'.
Responsabilità: Salman Rushdie.
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A family saga reflecting the troubled state of India. The protagonists are four generations of the da Gama, who became wealthy in the spice trade before declining into gangsterism. Their tale is narrated by the family's last descendant and he attributes their fall to bickering, a reflection of Hindu-Moslem strife plaguing India today. Peopled with odd characters--the narrator is the product of a Jewish father and a Christian mother--the novel is a pessimistic counterpoint to the author's optimistic Midnight's Children, on India's struggle for independence.

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