Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

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Granta Books, 1992 - Literary Collections - 439 pages
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Salman Rushdie's "Imaginary Homelands" is an important record of one writer's intellectual and personal oddyssey. The seventy essays collected here, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects - the literature of the received masters and of Rushdie's contemporaries; the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture; film, politicians, the Labour Party, religious fundamentalism, in America, racial prejudice; and the preciousness of the imagination and of free expression. For this paperback edition the author has written a new essay to mark the third anniversary of the fatwa.

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I give the book only three stars since Rushdie do not open up for tha other people can have another view. A lot of interesting thoughts but too arogant. He seems to have all the answers. Read full review

Review: Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991

User Review  - Goodreads

I give the book only three stars since Rushdie do not open up for tha other people can have another view. A lot of interesting thoughts but too arogant. He seems to have all the answers. Read full review

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Introduction
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in Midnights Children
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About the author (1992)

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

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