This introduction places the fiction of Salman Rushdie in a clear historical and theoretical context. Morton explores Rushdie's biography, the histories that inform his major works and his relevance to contemporary culture. Including a timeline of key dates, this study offers an overview of the varied critical reception Rushdie's work has provoked
About the Author
STEPHEN MORTON is Lecturer in Anglophone Literature and Culture at the University of Southampton, UK. He has taught Rushdie in the UK and in Finland and is author of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Routledge 2002).
Table of ContentsGeneral Editors Preface.- Acknowledgments.- PART 1: INTRODUCTION.- Timeline.- Introduction.- Author Biography.- PART 2: MAJOR WORKS.- Midnight's Children and Shame .- The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and East, West .- The Moor's Last Sigh.- Shalimar the Clown .- PART 3: CRITICISM AND CONTEXTS.- Rushdie's Non-fiction.- Rushdie in Question: The Critical Reception.- Annotated Further Reading and Bibliography.