Search Results: "Salman Rushdie"


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STEP ACROSS THIS LINE by Salman Rushdie
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Strongly recommended for fans of good advocacy journalism as well as longtime admirers of Rushdie."
Sometimes pensive, sometimes marvelously funny, always lucid essays, reviews, and occasional pieces by the renowned Anglo-Indian novelist (Fury, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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FURY by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Malik is a very fully realized character, and Fury positively vibrates with intellectual energy (it's also frequently quite funny). But it's still more tirade than novel: Rushdie's weakest book since his (justly) forgotten first novel (Grimus, 1976)."
Rushdie's eighth novel, which was commissioned for a recent literary festival held in The Netherlands, is an intensely personal and surpassingly odd performance that bears only incidental resemblance to his recent successes (The Ground Beneath Her Feet, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Rapturously poetic in places, very funny in others, yet the novel ultimately challenges both patience and comprehension."
Readers who succumb to the spell of Rushdie's convoluted, cross-continental fable may find it enchanting; those with less patience could consider it interminable. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008 by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"A bleak but brilliant collection."
Salman Rushdie selects the best 20 stories of the year. Read full book review >

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THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1999

"An unparalleled demonstration of a great writer at the peak of his powers."
The blessings and curses of fame, the seismic character of sociopolitical change, and the dream of transcending our earthbound natures are the commanding—though scarcely only—themes of this brilliant epic reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, by the internationally acclaimed and reviled author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Aspects of a spy novel, a writer's autobiography and a victim's affidavit pulsing with resentment and fear combine to reveal a man's dawning awareness of the primacy of freedom."
The frightening, illuminating and disturbing memoir by the author of The Satanic Verses, the book that provoked a death sentence from the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 1991

"You can't ask for more than that in an essay."
Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. Read full book review >

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THE JAGUAR SMILE by Salman Rushdie
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1987

"But ultimately the unanswered anti-American bias here will gall."
The noted British novelist (Shame, Midnight's Children) reports on a recent visit to Nicaragua. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1981

"A big striped balloon of a book, often dizzying with talent."
When Indian novelist Rushdie arrived with Grimus in 1979 we called him "an imagination to watch." Read full book review >

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TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Beguiling and astonishing, wonderful and wondrous. Rushdie at his best."
"It's a terrible thing when one speaks metaphorically and the metaphor turns into a literal truth." So writes Rushdie (Joseph Anton: A Memoir, 2012, etc.) in one of his very best books, one whose governing metaphor can be about many terrible truths indeed.Read full book review >

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EAST, WEST by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A product of both worlds, Rushdie builds a safe passage over the seemingly unbridgeable with generous insight and wry humor in this distinguished collection."
Nine stories, six of which have been previously published, that successfully explore the tensions and confusions that so often muddle relations between East and West. Read full book review >

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HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES by Salman Rushdie
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1990

"A strong winner, though the storyline fades in and out of the prose—a fault that may pass unnoticed if the book's not read in one sitting."
Memorable bedtime story targeted for an audience as large as a bull's-eye on the side of a barn. Read full book review >