Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Rushdie Salman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141342390
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.

Fairy Tales and Feminism

Fairy Tales and Feminism PDF Book Detail Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330302
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 292

Book Description
Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie PDF Book Detail Author: M. D. Fletcher
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051837650
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Intertext

Intertext PDF Book Detail Author: Rama Kundu
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 9788176258302
Category : Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 468

Book Description
Papers presented at a two day national seminar on "Globalization : a challenge to educational management."

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie PDF Book Detail Author: Mohit Kumar Ray
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126906307
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
Salman Rushdie (1947 ) Has Emerged Over The Years As One Of The Most Controversial Figures Of Our Times Who Excites Contrary Feelings. But Whether Admired Or Criticized, The Fact Remains That Rushdie, With His Commitment To Struggle For Freedom Of Expression, For Speech To The Silenced, For Power To The Disempowered, Is A Writer Who Cannot Be Ignored.One Of The Major Preoccupations Of Rushdie S Art Is The Issue Of Migrant Identity. Many Of His Characters Are Migrants Drifting From Shore To Shore In Search Of Some Imaginary Homeland , And Obviously The Author Identifies Himself With His Migrant Personae. Search For Identity Is Perhaps The One Recurring Theme In Rushdie S Works, And The Themes Of Double Identity , Divided Selves And Shadow Figures Persist In His Writings As Correlative For The Schismatic/Dual Identity Of The Migrant, As Well As The Necessary Confusion And Ambiguity Of The Migrant Existence. Rushdie Describes The World From This Unique Point Of View Of The Migrant Narrator. He Is Also Conscious Of His Role In This Regard In Re-Describing The World, And Thus Creating A New Vision Of Art And Life.By Exercising What He Describes As The Migrant Writer S Privilege To Choose His Parents Rushdie Has Chosen His Inheritance From A Vast Repertoire Of Literary Parents, Including Cervantes, Kafka, Melville, Et Al.His Novels And Stories Derive Their Special Flavour From The Author S Superb Handling Of The Characteristic Postmodern Devices Like Magic Realism, Palimpsest, Ekphrasis, Etc. Rushdie Has Been Rightly Compared With Such Literary Innovators Stalwarts Of Our Times As Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Et Al. Readers Of The Present Volumes Will Be Taken Round The World Of Rushdie By Erudite Scholars Whose Well-Researched, Perceptive Articles Will Add Substantially To Their Enjoyment Of These Fantastic Imaginary Homelands .

Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post colonial Literatures

Shades of Empire in Colonial and Post colonial Literatures PDF Book Detail Author: C. C. Barfoot
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051833652
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 324

Book Description
All The Essays In This Anthology Reflect The Growing Importance Of Literature And Cultures That Might Once Have Been Regarded As Marginal. This Book Affirms The Importance And Interest Of A Wide Variety Of Literatures Sharing A Language But Reflecting A Rich And Provocative Diversity Of Histories, Experiences And Attitudes To The Shared World Which Still Divides Us. Couple Of The Essays Look Into The Work Of Anita Desai And Salman Rushdie.

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie PDF Book Detail Author: Mittapalli Rajeshwar
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126902026
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 260

Book Description
Rushdie Has Put Behind Him The Political And Religious Controversy That Surrounded Him In The Aftermath Of The Appearance Of The Satanic Verses. These Two Volumes Endeavour To Continue The Literary-Critical Study Of His Works By Bringing Together Some Of The Best Critical Essays Written In The Post- Verses Controversy Period. The Essays Present An Honest Assessment Of Rushdie S Works By Creatively Engaging With The Issues Each Of Them Raises.

Fiction after the Fatwa

Fiction after the Fatwa PDF Book Detail Author: Madelena Gonzalez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004487697
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 268

Book Description
Fiction after the Fatwa: Salman Rushdie and the Charm of Catastrophe proposes for the first time an examination of what Rushdie has achieved as a writer since the fourteenth of February 1989, the date of the fatwa. This study argues that his constant questioning of fictional form and the language used to articulate it have opened up new opportunities and further possibilities for writing in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through close readings and intensive textual analysis, arranged chronologically, Fiction after the Fatwa provides a thought-provoking reflection on the writer’s achievements over the last thirteen years. Aimed principally at academics and students, but also of interest to the general reader, it engages with the specific nature of the post-fatwa fiction as it moves from the fairy-tale world of Haroun and the Sea of Stories to the heartbreaking post-realism of Fury.

Secrets Beyond the Door

Secrets Beyond the Door PDF Book Detail Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691117072
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 276

Book Description
Maria Tatar analyses the many forms the tale of Bluebeard's wife has taken over time, showing how artists have taken the Bluebeard theme and revived it with their own signature twists.

On the Road to Baghdad Or Traveling Biculturalism

On the Road to Baghdad  Or  Traveling Biculturalism PDF Book Detail Author: Gönül Pultar
Publisher: New Academia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780976704218
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 331

Book Description
About the Book This is a collection of essays on fiction written in English, Spanish, and Bengali that has emerged recently. This fiction is seen to reflect biculturalism, that is the amalgam of two cultures that are both hegemonic in their own ways. This approach provides insight into the works discussed by uncovering elements of the the seemingly "other," non-Euroculture, and elevates both cultures to the same level. Authors discussed in the essays include: Black British Caryl Phillips, Chicana Sandra Cisneros, Chinese American Maxine Hong Kingston, Cuban American Dolores Prida, Danish Izak Dinesen, Greek Americans Nikos Papandreou and Catherine Temma Davidson, Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Japanese American John Okada, New Zealander Patricia Grace, Peruvian José Maria Arguedas, Turkish American Güneli Gün, and contemporary English-language Indian authors Vikram Chandra, Chitra B. Divakaruni, Attia Hosain, Manju Kapur, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, as well as Rabindranath Tagore. Praise "Perhaps only a decade ago, such an ambitious, world-spanning project would have seemed absurd outside a congress of anthropologists or bankers. Today, it represents a state-of-the-art sensibility reflecting the efforts of an equally vari- ous geocultural assembly of scholars. The implications for a community of readers not only interested in but competently sensitive to such far-flung narrative geographies is equally stunning." - William Boelhower, University of Padua. Italy. Author of Through a Glass Darkly, Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature.

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child PDF Book Detail Author: James Holt Mcgavran
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587292912
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
The Romantic myth of childhood as a transhistorical holy time of innocence and spirituality, uncorrupted by the adult world, has been subjected in recent years to increasingly serious interrogation. Was there ever really a time when mythic ideals were simple, pure, and uncomplicated? The contributors to this book contend—although in widely differing ways and not always approvingly—that our culture is indeed still pervaded, in this postmodern moment of the very late twentieth century, by the Romantic conception of childhood which first emerged two hundred years ago. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, western Europe experienced another fin de siècle characterized by overwhelming material and institutional change and instability. By historicizing the specific political, social, and economic conflicts at work within the notion of Romantic childhood, the essayists in Literature and the Child show us how little these forces have changed over time and how enriching and empowering they can still be for children and their parents. In the first section, “Romanticism Continued and Contested,” Alan Richardson and Mitzi Myers question the origins and ends of Romantic childhood. In “Romantic Ironies, Postmodern Texts,” Dieter Petzold, Richard Flynn, and James McGavran argue that postmodern texts for both children and adults perpetuate the Romantic complexities of childhood. Next, in “The Commerce of Children's Books,” Anne Lundin and Paula Connolly study the production and marketing of children's classics. Finally, in “Romantic Ideas in Cultural Confrontations,” William Scheick and Teya Rosenberg investigate interactions of Romantic myths with those of other cultural systems.

Haroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka PDF Book Detail Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099583046
Category : Children's stories
Languages : en
Pages : 500

Book Description
"The magical adventures of Khalifa brothers, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Luka and the Fire of Life, published together for the first time"--Publisher's website.

The Bible and Empire

The Bible and Empire PDF Book Detail Author: R. S. Sugirtharajah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521824934
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 247

Book Description
Sugirtharajah explores the complex relationship between the Bible and the colonial enterprise.

Poetry and Community

Poetry and Community PDF Book Detail Author: William Radice
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788180280085
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description
On author's own works.

Psychoanalysis Literature and War

Psychoanalysis  Literature and War PDF Book Detail Author: Hanna Segal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134742185
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Many of the themes which were elaborated in Hanna Segal's earlier work return in this volume of her most recent papers. Two act as connecting strands and give the book its unity: the clinical usefulness of the concept of the death instinct and the relationship between fantasy and reality. A past mistress at capturing the vitality of the clinical session on the page, Segal shows how the same conflicts between life and death instincts, fantasy and reality, are experienced in the consulting room, reflected in literature, and played out by nations in their attitudes to war. Edited by John Steiner, this collection of writings by a leading psychoanalytic thinker provides a rich source of clinical insights and challenging theory for all analysts practising today.

Lost in Space

Lost in Space PDF Book Detail Author: Marleen S. Barr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469639769
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
Archaeologists and anthropologists discover other civilizations; science fiction writers invent them. In this collection of her major essays, Marleen Barr argues that feminist science fiction writers contribute to postmodern literary canons with radical alternatives to mainstream patriarchal society. Because feminist science fiction challenges male-centered social imperatives, it has been marginalized and dismissed from the canon--thus, lost in space. Moving beyond feminist science fiction itself, Barr goes on to examine other literary genres from the perspective of 'feminist fabulation'--a term she has coined to encompass science fiction, fantasy, utopian literature, and mainstream literature that critiques patriarchal fictions. Discussing the works of such writers as Margaret Atwood, Joanna Russ, Salman Rushdie, Paul Theroux, Ursula Le Guin, Herman Melville, Saul Bellow, Edgar Allan Poe, and Marge Piercy, Barr illuminates feminist science fiction's connections to other literary traditions and contemporary canons. Her critical analysis yields a new and expanded understanding of feminist creativity.