Translation As A Central Topic In Salman Rushdie S Novel The Satanic Verses

Author: Eric Mühle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), University of Duisburg-Essen (Institute for Foreign Language Philology), course: HS The Satanic Verses, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper I would like to focus on the aspect of people being translated from one culture into another within Salman Rushdie's novel “The Satanic Verses“. At the example of various immigrants which are subject to the novel I try to point out the problems these people have when coming to a foreign country. Different types of immigrants are described with their own peculiar characteristics and their way of coping with the new situation. Finally it shall become clear that there are at least three types of immigrants which differ completely from each other in their way of coping with their situation in a “foreign“ country. Furthermore the question shall be answered, whether complete assimilation to a foreign culture is possible or not. In the first chapter the two protagonists of the Satanic Verses, Saladin Chamcha and Gibreel Farishta are introduced, illustrating how much both characters are subject to the aspect of translation. Then, in the following chapters I am going to introduce three types of immigrants which are characteristic of people coming to a foreign country, critically judging the way in which they try to cope with their personal situation. For this purpose the Indianborn people Saladin Chamcha, John Maslama, Hind Sufyan, the Imam and Mishal and Anahita Sufyan are introduced. The paper concludes in chapter 7 with a summary of the most important points of discussion. In addition it should be mentioned that this homework is different from the usual literary-based papers of students studying English literature. Here, the emphasis is put on a close reading of the Satanic Verses instead of a deeper analysis of secondary literature. Thus, I only refer to one source of information in the list of works cited which helped me to understand various aspects of Indian religion und society. [...]

The Satanic Verses

Author: Maha Mohammed Meraay
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"The Satanic Verses: A Mirroring Effect of an Inner Struggle grapples with one of the many messages of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. My critical method of closely reading the novel offers an interpretation that seeks to illuminate the author's own internal struggle with religious identity. Rushdie's hybrid religious identity composed of Islam as a given religion, on the one hand, and his life as a Muslim in Britain, on the other hand, informs my focus on the bi-religious aspect of the struggle. However, my focus on Rushdie's novel as a display of personal struggle not only transcends the post-publication controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses; it also offers a possible reconciliation between Islam and the author himself. Discovering an additional fictitious layer within the over-arching plot of the work has assisted in revealing to the biographical critic Rushdie's own struggle. I trace the struggle as it begins with questioning and ambiguity. Additionally, I analyze here Rushdie's postmodern literary techniques as an approach for dealing with his post-modern sense of the hybrid religious identity. In this thesis, I propose that Rushdie confronts in The Satanic Verses a thorough investigation of his given religion, Islam. This involves rewriting the Islamic history and distorting some of its stories in the name of searching for a 'deeper truth.' Yet, my study of this search is fruitful as it will guide readers through Rushdie's colossal project resulting in the author's reconciliation with Islam. As such, my close reading emphasizes how Rushdie's actual experimentation necessarily transcends the book's fervent controversy. Yet, even as this reading proves helpful in deciphering The Satanic Verses, I realize that it is but one way to read both Rushdie's complex work, as well as his complex relationship with the work itself."--p.3-4

Salman Rushdie Midnight S Children The Satanic Verses

Author: David Smale
Publisher: Red Globe Press
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The Booker Prize-winning Midnight's Children (1981) marked a decisive commercial and critical upturn in Salman Rushdie's career as a novelist. The instantly recognisable face of postcolonial literature, Rushdie now finds himself in a unique position in global culture, following the fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini on publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988. This novel has brought down the weight of fundamentalist politics on a writer regarded as a paradigm of postmodernism, and become the very real embodiment of a multitude of debates at the heart of contemporary criticism. In this Readers' Guide, David Smale traces the critical reception of this fascinating writer by examining the changing responses to his two best-known works. As a novelist and icon, Rushdie has embraced both 'popular' and 'high' culture; reflecting this, the Guide brings together both academic criticism and journalism to investigate the passions and preoccupations of Rushdie's many critics, steering the reader through the inflamed debates and rhetoric surrounding this much admired but controversial author.

Salman Rushdie The Believer

Author: Maha Meraay
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450271714
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This book’s critical approach offers an interpretation that seeks to illuminate Salman Rushdie’s own struggle with religious identity. The focus on Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses as a display of personal struggle transcends the post publication’s controversy surrounding the novel. It also suggests a possible reconciliation between Islam and Rushdie himself. This work portrays Rushdie as a struggling individual confronting an investigation of his given religion, Islam. This study demonstrates how Rushdie rewrites the Islamic history and distorts some of its stories in the name of searching for a “deeper truth.” It further deciphers Rushdie’s Verses guiding readers through this colossal project and emphasizing the effect of the author’s experimentation. Finally, it reveals the complex relationship between Rushdie and his work on the one hand and Rushdie and Islam on the other. Written in MLA Style

Salman Rushdie

Author: Harold Bloom
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A collection of critical essays on Salman Rushdie's work.

The Rushdie Affair

Author: Daniel Pipes
Publisher: Routledge
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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.

A Study Guide For Salman Rushdie S The Satanic Verses

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Reading Rushdie

Author: M. D. Fletcher
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789051837650
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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.