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The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie

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  • Page extent: 218 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.46 kg

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  • Dewey number: 823/.914
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: PR6068.U757 Z585 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Rushdie, Salman--Criticism and interpretation

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521847193)

The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie Cambridge University Press
9780521847193 - THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SALMAN RUSHDIE - Edited by Abdulrazak Gurnah
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THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO
SALMAN RUSHDIE

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 œuvre. 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 his writing, 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 guide to further reading, this volume will be invaluable to students and general readers interested in Rushdie’s work.

ABDULRAZAK GURNAH is a Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent and the author of seven successful novels.




THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO
SALMAN RUSHDIE




THE CAMBRIDGE
COMPANION TO

SALMAN RUSHDIE

EDITED BY
ABDULRAZAK GURNAH
UNIVERSITY OF KENT




CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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First published 2007

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication data
The Cambridge companion to Salman Rushdie / edited by Abdulrazak Gurnah.
(Cambridge companions to literature)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
978-0-521-84719-3 hardback
978-0-521-60995-1 paperback
1. Rushdie, Salman – Criticism and interpretation. I. Gurnah, Abdulrazak, 1948– II. Title.
III. Series.

PR6068.U757Z585 2007
823′.914–dc22

ISBN 978-0-521-84719-3 hardback

ISBN 978-0-521-60995-1 paperback

Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or
accuracy of URLs for external or third-party internet websites referred to
in this publication, and does not guarantee that any content on such
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CONTENTS

List of contributorspage ix
Chronologyxi

1

Introduction
ABDULRAZAK GURNAH
1

PART I THEMES AND ISSUES
2Rushdie and Bollywood cinema
VIJAY MISHRA
11
3Salman Rushdie and the English tradition
PETER MOREY
29
4The fatwa and its aftermath
RUVANI RANASINHA
45
5Family and gender in Rushdie’s writing
AMINA YAQIN
61

PART II STUDIES OF INDIVIDUAL TEXTS
6Tricksters and the common herd in Salman Rushdie’s Grimus
IB JOHANSEN
77
7Themes and structures in Midnight’s Children
ABDULRAZAK GURNAH
91
8Reading ‘Pakistan’ in Salman Rushdie’s Shame
BRENDON NICHOLLS
109
9The Satanic Verses: ‘To be born again, first you have to die’
JOEL KUORTTI
125
10The shorter fiction
DEEPIKA BAHRI
139
11The politics of the palimpsest in The Moor’s Last Sigh
MINOLI SALGADO
153
12The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Fury: The reinvention of location
ANSHUMAN A. MONDAL
169

Guide to further reading
185
Index197



CONTRIBUTORS

DEEPIKA BAHRI Emory University, USA

ABDULRAZAK GURNAH University of Kent, UK

IB JOHANSEN University of Aarhus, Denmark

JOEL KUORTTI University of Joensuu, Finland

VIJAY MISHRA Murdoch University, Australia

ANSHUMAN A. MONDAL Brunel University, UK

PETER MOREY University of East London, UK

BRENDON NICHOLLS University of Leeds, UK

RUVANI RANASINHA Brunel University, UK

MINOLI SALGADO University of Sussex, UK

AMINA YAQIN School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK




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