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Midnight S Children

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307367754
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Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment of India’s independence. Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds, and Prime Minister Nehru himself, Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence. His every act is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. Perhaps most remarkable are the telepathic powers linking him with India’s 1,000 other “midnight’s children,” all born in that initial hour and endowed with magical gifts. This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Screenplay Of Midnight S Children

Author: Salman Rushdie
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In 1993, Salman Rushdie's novel MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN was declared the 'Booker of Bookers', the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. The BBC began the process of adapting it for television. After three years had passed, two producers and two directors had come and gone, and the first scriptwriter's attempts had been set aside, Salman Rushdie agreed to adapt his own work. The result has been hailed as one of the most brilliant adaptations in television history. Within months of the screenplay's completion, the project was ready to start filming on location in Sri Lanka. Then, just weeks before principal photography was to begin, the Sri Lankan authorities abruptly changed their minds and withdrew permission to film, without giving any reasons. In his enthralling introduction, Rushdie describes the evolution of the screenplay, and the project's political defeat. As for the screenplay itself, it cries out to be filmed. Perhaps one day it will be.

Self Nation Text In Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children

Author: Neil Ten Kortenaar
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773526211
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Many non-Indian readers find the historical and cultural references in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children demanding. In his close reading of the novel, Neil ten Kortenaar offers post-colonial literary strategies for understanding Midnight's Children that also challenge some of the prevailing interpretations of the novel. Using hybridity, mimicry, national allegory, and cosmopolitanism, all key critical concepts of postcolonial theory, ten Kortenaar reads Midnight's Children as an allegory of history, as a Bildungsroman and psychological study of a burgeoning national consciousness, and as a representation of the nation. He shows that the hybridity of Rushdie's fictional India is not created by different elements forming a whole but by the relationship among them. Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children also makes an original argument about how nation-states are imagined and how national consciousness is formed in the citizen. The protagonist, Saleem Sinai, heroically identifies himself with the state, but this identification is beaten out of him until, in the end, he sees himself as the Common Man at the mercy of the state. Ten Kortenaar reveals Rushdie's India to be more self-conscious than many communal identities based on language: it is an India haunted by a dark twin called Pakistan; a nation in the way England is a nation but imagined against England. Mistrusting the openness of Tagore's Hindu India, it is both cosmopolitan and a specific subjective location.

Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children

Author: Simon Reade
ISBN: 9780812969030
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The life of a man born at the moment of India's independence becomes inextricably linked to that of his nation and is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirror modern India's course.

Everyman S Library Contemporary Classics Set

Author: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman's Library Limited
ISBN: 9780307383952
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From Chinua Achebe to Toni Morrison and Raymond Chandler to Joan Didion, the Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics set is a collection of the finest literature of our time by award-winning and bestselling writers with new introductions and author chronologies. This set includes one each of the following titles: Animal Farmby George Orwell Belovedby Toni Morrison The Best of Wodehouseby P. G. Wodehouse The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Windowby Raymond Chandler Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfoldby Evelyn Waugh The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flowerby Penelope Fitzgerald The Border Trilogyby Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh The Cairo Trilogyby Naguib Mahfouz Carried Awayby Alice Munro The Castleby Franz Kafka Catch-22by Joseph Heller Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka Collected Storiesby Raymond Chandler Collected Storiesby Roald Dahl Collected Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham The Collected Worksby Kahlil Gibran The Complete Henry Bechby John Updike The Complete Short Storiesby Evelyn Waugh The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Storiesby Dashiell Hammett Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak Dublinersby James Joyce Essaysby George Orwell Ficcionesby Jorge Luis Borges The Garden of the Finzi-Continisby Giorgio Bassani The General in His Labyrinthby Gabriel García Márquez The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret Atwood A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipaul The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende The Human Factorby Graham Greene If On a Winter's Night a Travelerby Italo Calvino Joseph and His Brothersby Thomas Mann The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playbackby Raymond Chandler Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez The Magic Mountainby Thomas Mann The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett The Master and Margaritaby Mikhail Bulgakov Midnight’s Childrenby Salman Rushdie Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamableby Samuel Beckett Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf My Ántoniaby Willa Cather The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Springby Penelope Fitzgerald One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov A Passage to Indiaby E. M. Forster The Periodic Tableby Primo Levi The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essaysby Albert Camus Pninby Vladimir Nabokov A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Manby James Joyce The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Storiesby James M. Cain The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver’s Seat, The Only Problemby Muriel Spark Rabbit Angstromby John Updike The Radetzky Marchby Joseph Roth Song of Solomonby Toni Morrison Sons and Loversby D. H. Lawrence Speak, Memoryby Vladimir Nabokov The Strangerby Albert Camus Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacherby R. K. Narayan The Sword of Honour Trilogy

The Other India

Author: Om Prakash Dwivedi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845019
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This book engages with critical issues which create a proper understanding of how identities and belonging are imagined and constructed in postcolonial India. The contributors have examined various texts and movies to discuss the implicit communal nature of postcolonial India. The book attempts to discuss the different ways in which India is badly plagued by communal politics and terrorism, and to offer a cogent alternative for creating a strong solidarity among different communities in India.

Mapping Out The Rushdie Republic

Author: Tapan Kumar Ghosh
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443855626
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Mapping out the Rushdie Republic differs from existing studies on the work of Salman Rushdie by dint of its seriousness of intent and profundity of content. Every major work of the writer is paid due attention as separate articles are devoted to every aspect of his literary persona. As such, the contributions raise pertinent issues and questions that invite the perceptive reader to enter into a meaningful dialogue with the views of a range of formidable academics of national and international repute. A long interview with Timothy Brennan, a notable Rushdie critic, offers further insights, making this a book that designedly stops short of being merely encomiastic about Rushdie’s achievement as an author. The significant act of mapping out the Rushdie republic makes this a must-read for those who find the Rushdie phenomenon an interesting one as part of ongoing debates and discussions.

The Way Of All Flesh

Author: Samuel Butler
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114554
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Hailed by George Bernard Shaw as "one of the summits of human achievement," this 1903 novel satirizes the hypocrisy underlying Victorian England's major institutions — family, church, and class structure.

Rossetti Poems

Author: Christina Rossetti
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375712607
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These Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover editions are popular for their compact size and reasonable price which do not compromise content. Poems: Rossetti contains a full selection of Rossetti's work, including her lyric poems, dramatic and narrative poems, rhymes and riddles, sonnet sequences, prayers and meditations, and an index of first lines.

Hindu Scriptures

Author: Robert Charles Zaehner
Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781857150643
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Comprises such sacred books of India as the hymns of the Rig-Veda, the world's first recorded poems, the stirring pantheistic speculations of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita, a cosmic drama of God's self-revelation in human history, on the field of human battle.