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Author Rushdie, Salman.

Title Imaginary homelands : essays and criticism, 1981-1991 / Salman Rushdie
Edition First American edition
Published London : Granta Books ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : In association with Viking, 1991

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Description 432 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Imaginary homeleands ; "Errata" : or, Unreliable narration in Midnight's children ; The riddle of midnight : India, August 1987 -- 2. Censorship ; The assassination of Indira Gandhi ; Dynasty ; Zia ul-Haq, 17 August 1988 ; Daughter of the East -- 3. "Commonwealth literature" does not exist ; Anita Desai ; Kipling ; Hobson-Jobson -- 4. Outside the whale ; Attenborough's Gandhi ; Satyajit Ray ; Handsworth songs ; The location of Brazil -- 5. The new empire within Britain ; An unimportant fire ; Home font ; V.S. Naipaul ; The painter and the pest -- 6. A general election ; Charter 88 ; On Palestinian identity : a conversation with Edward Said -- 7. Nadine Gordimer ; Rian Malan ; Nuruddin Farah ; Kapuściński's Angola -- 8. John Berger ; Graham Greene ; John Le Carré ; On adventure ; At the Adelaide Festival ; Traveling with Chatwin ; Chatwin's travels ; Julian Barnes ; Kazuo Ishiguro -- 9. Michel Tournier ; Italo Calvino ; Stephen hawking ; Andrei Sakharov ; Umberto Eco ; Günther Grass ; Heinrich Böll ; Siegfried Lenz ; Peter Schnewider ; Christoph Ransmayr ; Maurice Sendak and Wilhelm Grimm -- 10. Gabriel García Márquez ; Mario Varga Llosa -- 11. The language of the pack ; Begrett goes to Hollywood ; E.L. Doctorow ; Michael Herr : an interview ; Richard Ford ; Raymond Carver ; Isaac Bashevis SInger ; Philip Roth ; Saul Bellow ; Thomas Pynchon ; Kurt Vonnegut ; Grace Paley ; Travels with a golden ass ; The divine supermarket -- 12. Naipaul among the believers ; "In God we trust" ; In good faith ; Is nothing sacred? ; Why I have embraced Islam
Summary Seventy-five essays cover a decade in Rushdie's life, on such topics as literature, politics, prejudice, imagination, and free expression, as well as the events that forced him into seclusion
Analysis English literature
India
English literature
Essays
India
Overseas item
Subject Rushdie, Salman -- Essays, addresses, etc
Rushdie, Salman.
English fiction -- 20th century.
English literature.
Essays.
Indic literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Islam and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- 20th century.
India -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
India -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Pakistan -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
LC no. 90050914
ISBN 0140140360
014014224X
0670839523