The Rushdie Fatwa And After

Author: B. Winston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137388609
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The Rushdie Fatwa And After from the Author: B. Winston. This resounding defence of the principles of free expression revisits the Satanic Verses uproar of 1989, as well as subsequent incidents such as the Danish cartoons controversy, to argue that the human right of free speech is by no means so secure that it can be taken for granted.

Fiction After The Fatwa

Author: Madelena Gonzalez
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042019621
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Fiction After The Fatwa from the Author: Madelena Gonzalez. Fiction after the Fatwa: Salman Rushdie and the Charm of Catastrophe proposes for the first time an examination of what Rushdie has achieved as a writer since the fourteenth of February 1989, the date of the fatwa. This study argues that his constant questioning of fictional form and the language used to articulate it have opened up new opportunities and further possibilities for writing in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through close readings and intensive textual analysis, arranged chronologically, Fiction after the Fatwaprovides a thought-provoking reflection on the writer's achievements over the last thirteen years. Aimed principally at academics and students, but also of interest to the general reader, it engages with the specific nature of the post-fatwa fiction as it moves from the fairy-tale world of Haroun and the Sea of Stories to the heartbreaking post-realism of Fury.

Joseph Anton

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641076056
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Joseph Anton from the Author: Salman Rushdie. Vom Tod bedroht und vogelfrei Am Valentinstag, dem 14. Februar 1989, erhĂ€lt Salman Rushdie den Anruf einer BBC-Reporterin und erfĂ€hrt, dass der Ayatollah Khomeini ihn »zum Tode verurteilt« hat. Zum ersten Mal hört er das Wort »Fatwa«. Sein Vergehen? Einen Roman mit dem Titel »Die satanischen Verse« geschrieben zu haben, dem vorgeworfen wird, sich »gegen den Islam, den Propheten und den Koran« zu richten. So beginnt die außergewöhnliche Geschichte eines Schriftstellers, der gezwungen wird, unterzutauchen und in stĂ€ndiger Begleitung einer bewaffneten Polizeieskorte von Aufenthaltsort zu Aufenthaltsort zu ziehen. Als die Polizei ihn auffordert, sich einen Decknamen zuzulegen, wĂ€hlt er eine Kombination aus den Vornamen seiner Lieblingsschriftsteller Conrad und Tschechow – Joseph Anton. Was heißt es fĂŒr einen Schriftsteller und seine Familie, ĂŒber neun Jahre lang mit einer Morddrohung zu leben? Wie gelingt es ihm, weiter zu schreiben? Wie beginnt und endet fĂŒr ihn die Liebe? Wie fest hat die Verzweiflung sein Denken und Handeln im Griff, was lĂ€sst ihn straucheln, und wie lernt er, Widerstand zu leisten? Zum ersten Mal erzĂ€hlt Salman Rushdie seine beeindruckende Geschichte; es ist die Geschichte eines der entscheidenden KĂ€mpfe unserer Zeit: der Kampf um die Meinungsfreiheit. Rushdie erzĂ€hlt vom teils bitteren, teils komischen Leben unter bewaffnetem Polizeischutz und von den engen Beziehungen, die er zu seinen BeschĂŒtzern knĂŒpfte; von seinem Ringen um UnterstĂŒtzung und VerstĂ€ndnis bei Regierungen, Geheimdienstchefs, Verlegern, Journalisten und Schriftstellerkollegen; und davon, wie er seine Freiheit wiedererlangte. Ein einzigartig offenes, aufrichtiges Buch: fesselnd, provokant, bewegend und lebenswichtig. Denn das, was Salman Rushdie durchlebt hat, ist der erste Akt eines Dramas, das sich tagtĂ€glich irgendwo auf dieser Welt vollzieht.

Zwei Jahre Acht Monate Und Achtundzwanzig N Chte

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641174902
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Zwei Jahre Acht Monate Und Achtundzwanzig N Chte from the Author: Salman Rushdie. Der neue große Roman des Booker-PreistrĂ€gers Salman Rushdie erzĂ€hlt in seinem neuen Roman eine zeitlose Liebesgeschichte in einer Welt, in der die Unvernunft regiert. Dunia, die FĂŒrstin des Lichts, verliebt sich in den Philosophen Ibn Rush und zeugt mit ihm viele Kinder, die in die Welt hinaus ziehen. Ibn Rush gilt als Gottesfeind, sein Gegenspieler ist der tiefglĂ€ubige islamische Philosoph Ghazali. Die Geister der beiden geraten in Streit. Der Kampf des Glaubens gegen die Vernunft beginnt und entfacht einen so furchtbaren Sturm, dass sich im Weltall ein Spalt öffnet, durch den die zerstörerischen Dschinn zu uns kommen. Die Existenz der Welt steht auf dem Spiel. Dunia entschließt sich, den Menschen zu helfen. Mit großer Fabulierlust verwebt Salman Rushdie MĂ€rchenwelten mit unserer heutigen Wirklichkeit. Rasant, komisch und absolut hinreißend, denn Zwei Jahre, acht Monate und achtundzwanzig NĂ€chte ergeben genau tausendundeine Nacht.

Golden House

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641219388
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Golden House from the Author: Salman Rushdie. Seit "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" gab es keinen Roman mehr, der unsere Zeit so treffend, unterhaltsam und weitsichtig erklĂ€rt. Nero Golden kommt aus einem Land, dessen Namen er nie wieder hören wollte, seit er mit seinen drei erwachsenen Söhnen vor ein paar Jahren nach New York gezogen ist und sich eine junge Russin zur Frau genommen hat. Der junge Filmemacher RenĂ© wohnt im Nachbarhaus und ist fasziniert von der Familie, die ihm besten Stoff fĂŒr ein Drehbuch liefert: Aufstieg und Fall eines skrupellos ehrgeizigen, narzisstischen und mediengewandten Schurken, der Make-up trĂ€gt und sich die Haare fĂ€rbt. RenĂ© wird Zeuge und in einer folgenschweren Episode sogar Teilhaber des dekadenten Treibens im Golden House, dessen Besitzer nicht nur den Vornamen mit Kaiser Nero teilt ... Salman Rushdie erfasst den irritierenden Zeitgeist und zeichnet mit grĂ¶ĂŸter ErzĂ€hlkunst ein treffendes Bild unserer heutigen Welt. Dieser Roman beweist aufs Neue, dass er einer der besten GeschichtenerzĂ€hler unserer Tage ist.

Midnight S Diaspora

Author: Daniel Alan Herwitz
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
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Midnight S Diaspora from the Author: Daniel Alan Herwitz. A distinguished collection of interdisciplinary thinkers provide fresh insights into the complex political and cultural meanings of Salman Rushdie's writing

Conversations With Salman Rushdie

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578061853
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Conversations With Salman Rushdie from the Author: Salman Rushdie. "If there's an attempt to silence a writer, the best thing a writer can do is not be silenced. If somebody is trying to stifle your voice, you should try and make sure it speaks louder than before." Acclaim, success, and controversy follow every one of Salman Rushdie's writings. His novels and stories have won him awards and made him both famous in the literary world and a catalyst for protests worldwide. For nearly a decade after publication of The Satanic Verses, he faced a bounty on his life. Although Rushdie has participated in a great number of interviews, many of his most revealing conversations were published in journals and newspapers throughout the globe -- not only in England and the United States, but also in India, Canada, and across Europe. Conversations with Salman Rushdie, the first collection of interviews with Rushdie, brings together the best and some of the rarest of the interviews the author has granted. Though many know Rushdie for his novels, what most do not realize is the breadth of Rushdie's writing and thinking. There are many other Salman Rushdies -- the travel writer, the crafter of short stories, the filmmaker, the "children's" story writer, the essayist and critic, and the unflinching commentator on contemporary culture, particularly on race and inequality. "The speaking of suppressed truths is one of the great possibilities of the novel," he tells the Third World Book Review, "and it is perhaps the main reason why the novel becomes the most dangerous of art forms in all countries where people, governments, are trying to distort the truth." Rushdie talks extensively about the creative process, about his views on art and politics, and about his life before and after the fatwa. Articulate, witty, and learned, he shows the side of himself that sparks such controversy. While not necessarily seeking to provoke, Rushdie shows how controversy is often inseparable from the politically charged situations and issues that compel him to write. Rushdie takes risks in his writing, pushing both the novelistic form and language to its limits. "Dispense with safety nets," he says in Imaginary Homelands. These interviews reveal a man with a powerful mind, a wry sense of humor, and an unshakable commitment to justice. Michael R. Reder is director of the Roth Writing Center and an instructor in the department of English at Connecticut College.

Islam And Controversy

Author: A. Mondal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137466081
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Islam And Controversy from the Author: A. Mondal. Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses ? Were the protestors right to have done so? What about the Danish cartoons? This book examines the moral questions raised by cultural controversies, and how intercultural dialogue might be generated within multicultural societies.

The Rushdie Affair

Author: Daniel Pipes
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412838818
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The Rushdie Affair from the Author: Daniel Pipes. 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. "The Rushdie Affair is a lucid, balanced often startling and ultimately convincing analysis....scrupulously fair, respectful of Islam yet unintimidated by the flood of threats and invective."--Mark Caldwell, Philadelphia Inquirer "[A] work of impeccable scholarship.Pipes offers a number of conclusions that merit attention at all levels."--Amir Tahiri, Los Angeles Times Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for the New York Post and the Jerusalem Post. Among his books are The Long Shadow: Culture and Politics in the Middle East, In the Path of God: Islam and Political Power (both published by Transaction), Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition, and Friendly Tyrants: An American Dilemma. Koenraad Elst is a Belgium-based writer on comparative religion, Indian history, and Hindu-Muslim relations. "Very highly recommended for anyone seeking a better understanding of contemporary Islam in general, and this defining controversy in particular."--Wisconsin Bookwatch

The Postsecular Imagination

Author: Manav Ratti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415480973
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The Postsecular Imagination from the Author: Manav Ratti. The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be linked with violence, civil war, partition, majoritarianism, and communalism, especially within the framework of the nation-state. Through close readings of novels that engage with animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism, Manav Ratti examines how questions of ethics and the need for faith, awe, wonder, and enchantment can find expression and significance in the wake of such crises. While focusing on Michael Ondaatje and Salman Rushdie, Ratti addresses the work of several other writers as well, including Shauna Singh Baldwin, Mahasweta Devi, Amitav Ghosh, and Allan Sealy. Ratti shows the extent of courage and risk involved in the radical imagination of these postsecular works, examining how writers experiment with and gesture toward the compelling paradoxes of a non-secular secularism and a non-religious religion. Drawing on South Asian Anglophone literatures and postcolonial theory, and situating itself within the most provocative contemporary debates in secularism and religion, The Postsecular Imagination will be important for readers interested in the relations among culture, literature, theory, and politics.