Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 by Salman RushdieContaining 74 essays written over the last ten years, this book covers a range of subjects including the literature of the perceived masters and of Rushdies contemporaries, the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture, film, politicians, the Labour Party, religious fundamentalism in America, racial prejudice and the preciousness of the imagination and of free expression.
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Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powers. With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics of India and Pakistan, censorship, the Labour Party, Palestinian identity, contemporary film and late-twentieth century race, religion and politics. Elsewhere he trains his eye on literature and fellow writers, from Julian Barnes on love to the politics of George Orwell's 'Inside the Whale', providing fresh insight on Kipling, V. Profound, passionate and insightful, Imaginary Homelands is a masterful collection from one of the greatest writers working today. Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. I love reading Mr Rushdie's essays.
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Imaginary Homelands is a collection of essays written by Salman Rushdie covering a wide variety of topics. In addition to the title essay, the collection also includes "'Commonwealth Literature' Does Not Exist". Salman Rushdie is most controversial writer among Indian writing in English.
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Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. The literary essays are quintessential Rushdie - insightful, thought-provoking, and even comical. They're definitely worth a read. The rest of the book, especially the notes on other authors, reads a Imaginary Homelands : Essays and Criticism Salman Rushdie.