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It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany and Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

R is for Rushdie. Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdies classic childrens novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as Gullivers Travels, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun, a 12-year-old boy sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

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Containing 74 essays, this book covers a range of subjects including the literature of the perceived masters and of Rushdie's contemporaries, the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture, film, politicians, the Labour Party, racial prejudice and the preciousness of free expression.

Synopsis:

Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive--an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. These 75 essays demonstrate Rushdie's range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of race, politics and religion.

About the Author

Born in Bombay in 1947, Salman Rushdie is the author of six novels, including Grimus, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and a volume of essays, Imaginary Homelands. His numerous literary prizes include the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children and the Whitbread Prize for The Satanic Verses.

Table of Contents

Imaginary Homelands Introduction

1

Imaginary Homelands

"Errata": Or, Unreliable Narration in Midnight's Children

The Riddle of Midnight: India, August 1987

2

Censorship

The Assassination of Indira Gandhi

Dynasty

Zia ul-Haq. 17 August 1988

Daughter of the East

3

"Commonwealth Literature" Does Not Exist

Anita Desai

Kipling

Hobson-Jobson

4

Outside the Whale

Attenborough's Gandhi

Satyajit Ray

Handsworth Songs

The Location of Brazil

5

The New Empire within Britain

An Unimportant Fire

Home Front

V. S. Naipaul

The Painter and the Pest

6

A General Election

Charter 88

On Palestinian Identity: A Conversation with Edward Said

7

Nadine Gordimer

Rian Malan

Nuruddin Farah

Kapuscinski's Angola

8

John Berger

Graham Greene

John le Carre

On Adventure

At the Adelaide Festival

Travelling with Chatwin

Chatwin's Travels

Julian Barnes

Kazuo Ishiguro

9

Michel Tournier

Italo Calvino

Stephen Hawking

Andrei Sakharov

Umberto Eco

Gunter Grass

Heinrich Boll

Siegfried Lenz

Peter Schneider

Christoph Ransmayr

Maurice Sendak and Wilhelm Grimm

10

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Mario Vargas Llosa

11

The Language of the Pack

Debrett Goes to Hollywood

E. L. Doctorow

Michael Herr: An Interview

Richard Ford

Raymond Carver

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Philip Roth

Saul Bellow

Thomas Pynchon

Kurt Vonnegut

Grace Paley

Travels with a Golden Ass

The Divine Supermarket

12

Naipaul Among the Believers

"In God We Trust"

In Good Faith

Is Nothing Sacred?

One Thousand Days in a Balloon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140140361
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Hische, Jessica
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Rushdie, salman, 1947-
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Drop Caps
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Containing 74 essays, this book covers a range of subjects including the literature of the perceived masters and of Rushdie's contemporaries, the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture, film, politicians, the Labour Party, racial prejudice and the preciousness of free expression.
"Synopsis" by , Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive--an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. These 75 essays demonstrate Rushdie's range and prophetic vision, as he focuses on his fellow writers, on films, and on the mine-strewn ground of race, politics and religion.

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