Fictions to Live In: Narration as an Argument for Fiction in Salman Rushdie's Novels

Fictions to Live In: Narration as an Argument for Fiction in Salman Rushdie's Novels

by Joel Kuortti


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Joel Kuortti's Fictions to Live In is a study of Rushdie's six novels to date: Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh. By analysing each of these individual texts, the present work aims at an evaluation of the status of fiction in these novels. It illustrates how one of the major implications of Rushdie's works is the argument for the centrality of fiction in human societies; that there is, in a way, an argument for fiction as an epistemology and, finally, an ethics. An argument for an ethics which seems to bring forth a third possibility, that which is both-and.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631338742
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

The Author: Joel Kuortti works in the Department of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is at present enjoying an Emil Aaltonen Foundation scholarship, extending his research on Indo-English writing. Kuortti has compiled a bibliography of Rushdie's works and their criticism, The Salman Rushdie Bibliography and Place of the Sacred, a study of the Satanic Verses Affair (both published by Peter Lang).

Table of Contents

Contents: Evaluation of the status of fiction in the novels of Salman Rushdie - Centrality of fiction in human societies - Fiction as an epistemology - Fiction as an ethics.

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