Salman Rushdie

Standard Name: Rushdie, Salman


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Friends, Associates Angela Carter
Her literary friends included Lorna Sage and Salman Rushdie , a fellow campaigner against the Falklands War. Through her contributions to the London Review of Books she formed a friendship with Susannah Clapp , an...
Intertextuality and Influence Kamila Shamsie
She has named a number of authors with impact on her teenage years, including Kazuo Ishiguro , Anita Desai , and Peter Carey
Shamsie, Kamila. “A long, loving literary line”.
. She has expressed particular affinity for Salman Rushdie 's Midnight's Children...
Intertextuality and Influence Christine Brooke-Rose
This sets out to explore the effects of various technological media on the novel genre. It begins with the apparent forcible entry into a story by Jane Austen of a great German contemporary of Austen:...
Literary responses Anita Desai
Salman Rushdie called this a magnificent book that brilliantly portrayed the world of male friendship in order to demonstrate how this, too, is a part of the process by which women are excluded from power...
Literary responses Anita Desai
Many critics agree that AD is a formidable writer, at home in intimate psychological worlds
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
as well as in social, historical, and political polemics. Salman Rushdie has named her central subject as solitude, and...
Literary responses Nina Bawden
Auberon Waugh 's review of the book was headed: If only nasty Laura had kept her clothes on . . . .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Elaine Feinstein , reviewing it along with Salman Rushdie 's Midnight's Children...
Occupation Antonia Fraser
AF 's public work continued after her second marriage. She chaired the Crime Writers' Association , and became in 1984 a founding trustee of the Authors' Foundation . When she retired as a trustee she...
Occupation Fay Weldon
In March 1977 FW was one of a group of writers who travelled in a cultural delegation to Israel. She chaired the Booker Prize panel of judges in 1983, and on her watch the...
politics Harold Pinter
As to international politics, Pinter spoke out against the forcible, USA-backed ousting of President Salvador Allende of Chile in September 1973. Like his second wife, he was a strong supporter of PEN International . The...
Reception Rose Tremain
When in 1983 the magazine Granta presented a list of twenty names identified as the Best Young British Novelists, RT was among them (along with Pat Barker , Martin Amis , Salman Rushdie ...
Reception A. S. Byatt
David Jays , in an article confessing his preference for the current lionesses to the lions among British novelists—a preference, that is, for ASB , Zadie Smith , A. L. Kennedy , Sarah Waters ...
Textual Features Nawal El Saadawi
The Imam rules and tyrannizes over an imaginary island. The rebellious heroine, Bint Allah (which means daughter of God), appears to have been illegitimately fathered by the Imam, and while it seems appropriate to...
Textual Production Angela Carter
Later volumes of stories by AC were Black Venus's Tale, with woodcuts by Philip Sutton (1980), and Black Venus (1985). American Ghosts and Old World Wonders was published posthumously in 1993. Burning Your Boats...
Textual Production Angela Carter
In mid-career AC said she had worked mainly with women as her publishers' editors. Shared gender makes a difference in this relationship, she wrote, even if the reader has zero feminist consciousness.
Carter, Angela. “Notes from the Front Line”. On Gender and Writing, edited by Michelene Wandor, Pandora Press, pp. 69-77.
Her two...
Textual Production Sara Maitland
SM and Lisa Appignanesi together edited The Rushdie File, a collection of articles, interviews, and other comment on Salman Rushdie 's The Satanic Verses and the fatwa declared against its author by Islamic clerics.
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By 15 May 1981: Salman Rushdie published Midnight's Children,...

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By 15 May 1981

Salman Rushdie published Midnight's Children, a novel in which the midnight in question is the moment of Indian independence from Britain.

By 30 September 1988: Salman Rushdie's postmodernist novel The...

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By 30 September 1988

Salman Rushdie 's postmodernist novelThe Satanic Verses, offered, in the form of dreams dreamed by the angel or devil Gibreel or Gabriel, a history and commentary on a land called Jahilia or Jahiliaya.

14 February 1989: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran declared...

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14 February 1989

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran declared a fatwa or death sentence against Salman Rushdie on account of the allegedly blasphemous treatment of the prophet Mohammed in his novelThe Satanic Verses.

12 July 1991: Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese translator of...

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12 July 1991

Hitoshi Igarashi , Japanese translator of Salman Rushdie 's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, was found murdered outside his office at Tsukuba University .

2 June 2003: British Asian writer Monica Ali published...

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2 June 2003

British Asian writer Monica Ali published her first novel, Brick Lane, to resounding success.


Rushdie, Salman. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism, 1981-1991. Granta Books, 1991.