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Kureishi, Hanif

Works: 288 works in 1,399 publications in 29 languages and 21,451 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Television adaptations  Diaries  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Conceptor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: PR6061.U68, 823.914
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The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
133 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 1,819 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 )
44 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,344 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
Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
72 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
Classics. 'It is the saddest night, for I am leaving and not coming back'. Jay is leaving his partner and their two sons. As the long night before his departure unfolds he remembers the ups and downs of his relationship with Susan. In an unforgettable, and often pitiless, reflection of their time together he analyses the agonies and the joys of trying to make a life with another person
The black album by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
66 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
In Britain, a young Pakistani's dilemma as he decides who he is. He 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
Venus ( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,021 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
Gabriel's gift : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
51 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 957 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
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
72 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 889 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
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 775 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
Le week-end ( visu )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 662 libraries worldwide
A married English couple take a weekend trip to Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary, hoping to revive some long forgotten amour. While there, they re-evaluate their lives, both individually and collectively, before running into an old acquaintance who will act as the catalyst for things to come
The body : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 455 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
Midnight all day by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 425 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
My son the fanatic by Udayan Prasad( visu )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 385 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
London kills me : 3 screenplays & 4 essays by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Background of each film or life on the set or the hilarity of the Academy Awards in Hollywood. In addition, Kureishi has written about the Beatles--a comic commentary on class and culture in England. Together these essays and screenplays illuminate the remarkable imagination and wit of an extraordinarily acute and irreverent social analyst who has secured his place at the forefront of both the film and literary worlds with his uniquely recognizable voice
Collected stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 298 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
The mother by Roger Michell( visu )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 282 libraries worldwide
A la mort de son mari, May s'installe chez ses enfants à Londres. Son existence semble s'effacer devant leur vie trop citadine. C'est alors qu'elle tombe amoureuse de Darren, un homme de 30 ans son cadet
The body : and seven stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 280 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 Faber book of pop ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A history of pop music from its underground origins through its low and high art phases to its current omni-presence. Includes fiction, reportage, fashion, art and fantasy as filtered through pop music
The Buddha of suburbia by Roger Mitchell( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The son of an Indian man and an English woman searches for identity in turbulent seventies' London
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 261 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
Last word by Hanif Kureishi( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 255 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 a hidden 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"--
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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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