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  • Magic Realism In Salman Rushdie

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    mysterious, or the marvellous, and subsequently it is not surprising that some critics have chosen to discard the term in general. In Salman Rushdie’s hands, political satire and caricature easily administer with fairy-tale fights of imagination that merge a fine diaphanous model of restrained allusions, impulse and humour. The magic realism popularized by Salman Rushdie inclined a large number of Indian novels. According to Anita Desai, Rushdie showed English language novelists in India a way to

  • The Words Of Salman Rushdie

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    of society to literature, novelists seek to write with a purpose, too. In the words of Salman Rushdie, a British novelist, “It may be that writers in my position, exiles or emigrants or expatriates, are haunted by some sense of loss,

  • Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses

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    The Cultural Aspects of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses “So India’s problem turned out to be the world’s problem. What happened in India has happened in God’s name. The problem’s name is God.” This quote is said by Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses. Rushdie coming from an Indian background shows the cultural aspects of life in an Indian culture. The quote said by Rushdie can be controversial in many ways. The people who believe in God would not accept this quote in a good way

  • The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie

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    Salman Rushdie is a passionate novelist and essayist known for his magical realism, who expresses his beliefs and influences through his works. Rushdie has frequently described himself as a “historian of ideas,” and many of his novels are “novels of ideas” rather than narrations centered on a plot or character. 1 Furthermore, Rushdie’s pessimistic views of religion are seen in his writings, from The Satanic Verses to recent essays like, Out of Kansas. I will also discuss the fatwa’ calling for his

  • Salman Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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    In his novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie portrays the protagonist, Haroun, as a hero who learns many lessons such as how freedom of speech can be a good or bad thing. These lessons bring Haroun closer to the people he loves like Rashid and Blabbermouth. Once Haroun finds out the truth about freedom of speech, he uses his knowledge by helping others around him. In the novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie writes that speaking can be a good or bad thing, and in order

  • Essay on Examination of Salman Rushdie's "The Courter."

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    POP-CULTURE REFERENCES IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Salman Rushdie's "The Courter." is an example of a story that uses popular culture references to address the events and the feelings of characters of a particular time. In "The Courter" Rushdie uses references of culture from the early 1960's, such as pop-songs, television shows, and movies, that help readers understand and relate to the characters of his story. These references are also of a historical orientation and help direct the time

  • Short Stories East By Salman Rushdie

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    different culture than what they may be used to, can find it to be frightening as well as challenging. Many people who have found themselves in this position find that they seem to become a completely different person and forget who they once were. In Salman Rushdie’s book of short stories East, West this seems to be a common theme. Many of his characters find themselves leaving their homeland in hopes of a better life, but in doing so start to question who they are. In addressing the postcolonial notions

  • Interpretation In Midnight's Children By Salman Rushdie

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    Opposing Marquez and Achebe’s confining techniques, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children relies entirely on narration to guide the audience. Throughout the novel, Saleem is transcending past and present to retell his life story, or more specifically, the past and present of India. By directly speaking to the audience in between his recounts, Rushdie urges the audience to capture the bias within his narration. Although Sadeem and Rushdie are implicitly portrayed as the same individual, Rushdie’s ability

  • Islam In Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses'

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    and political role in shaping the middle east during that time. However, there were also scholars who have criticized him and his preachings. There have been many forms of literature that depict Muhammad in a very vile and repulsive light such as Salman Rushdie’s novel, “The Satanic Verses”. Although he claims that his novel is a work of art, and should not be interpreted in a literal manner. However, I think that his novel insults Muhammad and is also offensive to Muslims as he uses several Islamic

  • Spiegelman 's Imaginary Homelands By Salman Rushdie

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    Spiegelman’s Imaginary Homelands An author’s background and past life has a vast influence on his or her writing and can be the foundation of their material. Imaginary Homelands by Salman Rushdie depicts the criteria for a successful or unsuccessful work of literature. His input on an author having past correlations, separate identities, and memories to right their novel is shown in the writings of Art Spiegelman’s Maus series. Spiegelman demonstrates that the connections from where you are from