The Satanic Verses Book
Score: 3
From 63 Ratings

The Satanic Verses


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1409058867
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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The Satanic Verses Book
Score: 3.5
From 74 Ratings

The Satanic Verses


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2000-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 0312270828
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 20,6 Mb

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The Satanic Verses Summary:

The explosion of a jetliner over India triggers an Apocalyptic battle that sweeps across the subcontinent. Reprint.

The Satanic Verses Book
Score: 3
From 63 Ratings

The Satanic Verses


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 9780963270702
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb

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The Satanic Verses Summary:

Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil.

The Rushdie Affair Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Rushdie Affair


  • Author : Daniel Pipes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351474788
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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The Rushdie Affair Summary:

The publication in 1988 of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses triggered a furor that pitted much of the Islamic world against the West over issues of blasphemy and freedom of expression. The controversy soon took on the aspect of a confrontation of civilizations, provoking powerful emotions on a global level. It involved censorship, protests, riots, a break in diplomatic relations, culminating in the notorious Iranian edict calling for the death of the novelist. In The Rushdie Affair, Daniel Pipes explains why the publication of The Satanic Verses became a cataclysmic event with far-reaching political and social consequences.Pipes looks at the Rushdie affair in both its political and cultural aspects and shows in considerable detail what the fundamentalists perceived as so offensive in The Satanic Verses as against what Rushdie's novel actually said. Pipes explains how the book created a new crisis between Iran and the West at the time--disrupting international diplomacy, billions of dollars in trade, and prospects for the release of Western hostages in Lebanon.Pipes maps out the long-term implications of the crisis. If the Ayatollah so easily intimidated the West, can others do the same? Can millions of fundamentalist Muslims now living in the United States and Europe possibly be assimilated into a culture so alien to them? Insightful and brilliantly written, this volume provides a full understanding of one of the most significant events in recent years. Koenraad Elst's postscript reviews the enduring impact of the Rushdie affair.

Joseph Anton Book
Score: 3
From 32 Ratings

Joseph Anton


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679643883
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Seattle Times • The Economist • Kansas City Star • BookPage On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.” So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton. How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom. It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day. Praise for Joseph Anton “A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. R

Shame Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Shame


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307786647
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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Shame Summary:

The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie’s phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is “not quite Pakistan.” In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men–one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure–Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation–“shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence.” Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.

The Best American Short Stories 2008 Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Best American Short Stories 2008


  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082684369
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

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The Best American Short Stories 2008 Summary:

Presents a collection of stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

White Teeth Book
Score: 3.5
From 112 Ratings

White Teeth


  • Author : Zadie Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2001-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141939230
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 15,7 Mb

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White Teeth Summary:

Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union 'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book. 'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times 'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph