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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User Review  - Rosa Jamali - Goodreads

These days I read quite a number of stuff written by my friends those who live abroad , mostly in LA and I see the main theme is struggling the American life. The texts appear in Persian yet you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Biswadeep Majumdar - Goodreads

This is a good read for someone who likes Salman Rushdie's fiction and wants insights into the personal views of the person, beyond what can be inferred from his fiction. A series on essays and ... Read full review

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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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