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Description - The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Salman Rushdie is a major contemporary writer, who engages with some of the vital issues of our times: migrancy, postcolonialism, religious authoritarianism. This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to his entire oeuvre. Part I provides thematic readings of Rushdie and his work, with chapters on how Bollywood films are intertextual with the fiction, the place of family and gender in the work, the influence of English writing and reflections on the fatwa. Part II discusses Rushdie's importance for postcolonial writing and provides detailed interpretations of his fiction. In one volume, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the author and his work in a range of expert essays and readings. With its detailed chronology of Rushdie's life and a comprehensive bibliography of further reading, this volume will be invaluable to undergraduates studying Rushdie and to the general reader interested in his work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521847193
ISBN-10: 0521847192
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Abdulrazak Gurnah

Abdulrazak Gurnah is Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent and the author of seven successful novels.

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