East, West

East, West

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by Salman Rushdie
     
 

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence.  See more details below

Overview

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Daring, extravagant, comical and humane, this book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One of the decade's great literary triumphs: magical, compassionate, wise, beautiful, and so very entertaining." —The Toronto Star

"Richly imaginative...The characters are memorable, the language swift, and the reader is touched by desire, friendship and love." —The Globe and Mail

"A pleasure to read...The stories in East, West have the careful precision of ivory miniatures. And all of them, beneath their infectiously playful surfaces ponder the imponderables of human fate." —Macleans's

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rushdie's collection of nine highly postmodern stories probes the differences and connections between East and West, celebrating the hybrid nature of contemporary identity. (Jan.)
Robert Coover
. . .[a] sometimes poignant and intimate, sometimes boisterously inventive, sometimes gently provocative collection of short stories. . . .Mr. Rushdie, one suspects, would rather have his work discussed purely as literature, without reference to the unhappy history that has plagued him, but sometimes the stories themselves make it difficult to ignore the story of their author. -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679757894
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Vintage International Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
214,596
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Salman Rushdie's latest novel, The Moor's Last Sigh, was published by Knopf Canada in September 1995.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
June 19, 1947
Place of Birth:
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Education:
M.A. in History, King's College, University of Cambridge

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