Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991

Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991

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by Salman Rushdie
     
 

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Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive--an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. These 75 essays demonstrate Rushdie's range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of race, politics and religion.

Overview

Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive--an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. These 75 essays demonstrate Rushdie's range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of race, politics and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140140361
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,327,807
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

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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Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved these essays by Salman Rushdie, especially the ones in which he deals with the politics of India and Pakistan (I especially loved the essay on Zia ul-Haq), and about racism. However, most importantly, I loved reading 'In Good Faith,' and 'One Thousand Days in a Balloon' because they dealt with The Satanic Verses, and Rushdie gave a beautiful defense for his great book. When I first started reading Rushdie, many of my friends and family memebers were shocked. 'Isn't he the man that spreads anti-Islamic propoganda?, etc.' I am glad that I kept an open mind, and actually read Shame, read The Satanic Verses, and read Imaginery Homelands, because then I would have never have learned that Mr. Rushdie is far from being a racist. He has spent most of his life standing up for minorities, and standing up for the rights of women. He is a man who truly cares for the fate of his people and his society, and indeed, the fate of humanity, and can articulate the position of the migrant beautifully. Though I am a Pakistani Muslim, I understood clearly that The Satanic Verses was by no means anti-Islamic propoganda, but was a novel about the sruggles of the immigrant, our dual personalaties, and about racism. Please read these essays, instead of judging Rushdie by false rumors. He is a favorite author of mine, and will always have a special place in my heart.
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