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Salman Rushdie

Andrew Teverson

Abstract

Salman Rushdie is one of the world's most important writers of politicised fiction. He is a self-proclaimed controversialist, capable of exciting radically divergent viewpoints; a novelist of extraordinary imaginative range and power; and an erudite, and often fearless, commentator upon the state of global politics today. This critical study examines the intellectual, biographical, literary and cultural contexts from which Rushdie's fiction springs, in order to help the reader make sense of the often complex debates that surround the life and work of this major contemporary figure. It also off ... More

Keywords: Salman Rushdie, politicised fiction, controversialist, global politics, Grimus, Shalimar the Clown, postcolonial studies, British literature, novelist, novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070501
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Teverson, author