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Salman Rushdie: A Postmodern Reading of His Major Works
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Salman Rushdie: A Postmodern Reading of His Major Works (Hardback)

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This is a close textual analysis of Rushdie's five major novels: 'Midnights Children', 'Shame', 'The Satanic Verses', 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories', and 'The Moor's Last Sigh'. Rushdie recognizes that practicing identity politics leads to nativism and nationalism, categories he rejects because they merely invert the colonizer/colonized binary, leaving violent hierarchies intact. His impulse is to deconstruct the colonizer/colonized binary and in doing so to clear a "new" postmodern space. This text employs post-structuralist/postmodern theory not only to address the issues of representation that Rushdies raises in his major political novels, but also to faciliate a discussion of the manner in which he pushes the boundaries of the modern novel.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Associated University Presses Publication Date: 31/05/2002 ISBN-13: 9780838639344  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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