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Stranger gods : Salman Rushdie's other worlds

Author: Roger Y Clark
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001.
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"In Stranger Gods Roger Clark offers a study of Salman Rushdie's seven published novels, with a special focus on his earliest, Grimus, and his most powerful and provocative, Midnight's Children, Shame, and The Satanic Verses. Clark shows how Rushdie employs cosmology, mythology, and mysticism to structure otherworldly dramas that are fascinating in their own right, as well as crucial to the more worldly points  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Y Clark
ISBN: 0773521070 9780773521070 0773521933 9780773521933
OCLC Number: 43977557
Description: xxii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A jungle of books --
When worlds collide --
Grimus: worlds upon worlds --
Midnight's children: the road from Kashmir --
Shame: an other world strikes back --
The Satanic verses: dreamscapes of a green-eyed monster --
Post-verses.
Responsibility: Roger Y. Clark.

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Clark's exploration of Rushdie's novels works on at least three levels. First, he clarifies and interprets Rushdie's often puzzling references to figures such as Loki and Shiva, settings such as the  Read more...

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"Stranger Gods is an extraordinary book that will make a substantial contribution to Rushdie studies. What I particularly admire is the elegance and insight of its detailed readings of Rushdie's Read more...

 
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