Salman Rushdie

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009
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Best known for the highly controversial Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie brings to his novels the perspective of a South Asian expatriate caught between the diverse cultures of the East and West. He is able to bring to his work a parodic detachment f
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Rushdies Shame as Apologue
5
Censorship and Justice
19
Rehearsing Voices
23
Literary Theory and the Rushdie Affair
37
The Satanic Verses as a Cinematic Narrative
51
Postcolonial Differend
63
Materialism the Uncanny and History in Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie
99
Demonizing Discourse in Salman Rushdies The Satanic Verses
185
Satire and the Menippean Grotesque in Rushdies Midnights Children
209
You Must Remember This
233
The Dialectic of Shame
247
Chronology
267
Contributors
271
Bibliography
275
Acknowledgments
279

Tales of the Alhambra
121
Victim into Protagonist?
145

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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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