Imaginary homelands: essays and criticism 1981-1991

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Granta Books, 1992 - Literary Collections - 439 pages
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'This is a triumphant book... Disdainful of the earthbound, imperious, wilful, but also majestic, these collected essays are about the struggle of a writer to find his singular, untouched voice.' James Wood, Guardian 'Read every page of this book; better still, re-read them. The invocation means no hardship, since every true reader must surely be captivated by Rushdie's masterful invention and ease, the flow of wit and insight and passion... How literature of the highest order can serve the interests of our common humanity is freshly illustrated here: a defence of his past, a promise for the future, and a surrender to nobody or nothing whatever except his own all-powerful imagination.' Michael Foot, Observer 'Playful, profound and provocative... Rushdie holds nothing back.' New York Newsday

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Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

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In this collection of essays from the 80's, Salman Rushdie reviews authors, past and present, and political issues, foreign and domestic. Since Rushdie is originally Indian, now British, “foreign” and ... Read full review

Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

A fantastic collection of essays on literature, censorship, politics in India, and much more. Rushdie's defense of his novel "The Satanic Verses", titled "In Good Faith" is a very powerful piece of writing. His reviews of many works of literature is endlessly fascinating. Highly Recommended. Read full review

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Introduction
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in Midnights Children
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About the author (1992)

Salman Rushdie's books, from "Midnight's Children" to "The Satanic Verses", have been read around the world. His recent book--"Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Imaginary Homelands 1981-90 ", and "The Moor's Last Sigh"--have enhanced his reputation as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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