Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 by Salman RushdieContaining 74 essays written over the last ten years, this book covers a range of subjects including the literature of the perceived masters and of Rushdies 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.
Imaginary homelands : essays and criticism : 1981-1991
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Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powers. With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics of India and Pakistan, censorship, the Labour Party, Palestinian identity, contemporary film and late-twentieth century race, religion and politics. Elsewhere he trains his eye on literature and fellow writers, from Julian Barnes on love to the politics of George Orwell's 'Inside the Whale', providing fresh insight on Kipling, V. Profound, passionate and insightful, Imaginary Homelands is a masterful collection from one of the greatest writers working today. Lively, wide-ranging collection of 75 pieces written over the past ten years by the author of The Satanic Verses. I love reading Mr Rushdie's essays.