EAST, WEST by Salman Rushdie (hier online bestellen)
'East,West Stories' consists of three parts, three stories set in the East, three in the West, and the final
three about expatriates from the East living in the West. The stories are of uneven quality -- the better
stories are in the last section.
They are the following stories:
--Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies, 1994. (The New Yorker,)
--The Free Radio, 1994.
--The Prophet's Hair, 1994.
--At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers, 1994.
--Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain Consummate Their Relationship, 1994.
--The Harmony of the Spheres, 1994.
--Chekov and Zulu, 1994.
--The Courter, 1994.
"The Free Radio" in 'East, West' is a story about a young rickshaw driver who undergoes a vasectomy for he mistakenly
believes he will be rewarded with a free radio. When he belatedly discovers that the reward scheme had
already ended, he pretends he has received a radio. The story is entertainingly written although it
suffers from overt authorial intrusion.
About the author:
Salman Rushdie was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 19 June 1947. He went to school in Bombay and at Rugby in
England, and read History at King's College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Footlights theatre
company. After graduating, he lived with his family who had moved to Pakistan in 1964, and worked briefly
in television before returning to England, beginning work as a copywriter for an advertising agency.
His first novel, Grimus, was published in 1975.
His second novel, the acclaimed Midnight's Children, was published in 1981.
Rushdie's third novel, Shame (1983), which many critics saw as an allegory of the political situation in
Pakistan, won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction.
The publication in 1988 of his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, lead to accusations of blasphemy against
Islam and demonstrations by Islamist groups in India and Pakistan.
Then there followed a book of essays entitled Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 (1991);
East, West (1994), a book of short stories; and a novel, The Moor's Last Sigh (1995), the history of the
wealthy Zogoiby family told through the story of Moraes Zogoiby, a young man from Bombay descended from
Sultan Muhammad XI, the last Muslim ruler of Andalucía.
The subjects in his new book, Step Across This Line: Collected Non-fiction 1992-2002 (2002), range from
popular culture and football to twentieth-century literature and politics. Salman Rushdie is also co-author
of the stage adaptation of Midnight's Children, premiered by the Royal
Shakespeare Company in 2002.
EAST, WEST by Salman Rushdie
Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
Verlag: Vintage, London; Auflage: New Ed (5. Oktober 2006)
Preis: € 11,95
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