The Rushdie Affair

Author: Daniel Pipes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351474782
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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.

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

Author: Søren Frank
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763531097
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Salman Rushdie's novels comprise a linguistic tour de force. They are compositionally equilibristic, politically relevant, a bombardment of the senses, humorous fabulations, and intellectually stimulating. In Salman Rushdie: A Deleuzian Reading, author Soren Frank analyzes five of Rushdie's novels: Grimus, Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, and The Ground Beneath Her Feet. Claiming an intellectual kinship between Rushdie and the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze in regard to worldview, aesthetics, and human identity, the author's analytical starting point is Deleuze's concepts of rhizome, simulacrum, and lines of flight, which are used as guiding principles in his comprehensive examination of Rushdie's compositional and enunciatory strategies and his portrayals of a variety of memorable migrant characters. The volume will be of special relevance to students, scholars, and general readers concerned with the work of Salman Rushdie and Gilles Deleuze.

Salman Rushdie

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113463
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A collection of critical essays on Salman Rushdie's work.

A Study Guide For Salman Rushdie S The Satanic Verses

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410357260
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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.

The Satanic Verses By Salman Rushdie Book Analysis

Author: Bright Summaries
ISBN: 2808019386
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Satanic Verses with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, a vividly imagined magical realist novel that interweaves the story of the protagonists Saladin and Gibreel, whose lives are transformed after they survive the hijacking of a plane, with an imaginary account of the early days of Islam. Through this story, Rushdie explores the themes of Indian identity, migration, belief and alienation. Although the novel was critically acclaimed in the West, its depiction of Islam and of the Prophet Muhammed angered many Muslims, who interpreted it as blasphemous, and resulted in the issuing of a fatwa for Rushdie’s assassination. Find out everything you need to know about The Satanic Verses in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Salman Rushdie

Author: Sabrina Hassumani
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838639344
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"Salman Rushdie: A Postmodern Reading of His Major Works attempts a close textual analysis of Rushdie's five major novels: Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and The Moor's Last Sigh. It focuses on the manner in which Rushdie is a postmodern writer whose subject is the postcolonial moment and makes the point that unlike many other contemporary subcontinental authors writing in English, Rushdie recognizes that practicing identity politics leads to nativism and nationalism, categories he rejects because they merely invert the colonizer/colonized binary, leaving violent hierarchies intact. His impulse, instead, is to deconstruct the colonizer/colonized binary and in doing so attempt to clear a "new" postmodern space."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Offspring Fictions

Author: Matt Kimmich
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024909
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Offspring Fictions: Salman Rushdie¿s Family Novels is the first book-length study that examines families and especially the parent-child relationship in Rushdie¿s core works. It argues that Sigmund Freud¿s concept of the family and the author¿s variations thereon are central to a full understanding of the four novels Midnight¿s Children, Shame, the controversial The Satanic Verses and The Moor¿s Last Sigh, a quasi-sequel to Rushdie¿s first success. Through close readings that make use of a variety of critical approaches, Offspring Fictions provides a sustained examination of how the parents and children that people Rushdie¿s fictions reflect the larger issues his work is concerned with: nationalism, religion, history and authorship. Aimed primarily at academics and students, but also of interest to the general reader, Offspring Fictions provides a clear and insightful analysis of Rushdie¿s family tetralogy. Contents Acknowledgements Rushdie¿s Tetralogy Introduction Chapter 1: Reading the Novels Midnight¿s Children Chapter 2: The Child Is Father of the Man: Creating Progeny in Midnight¿s Children Chapter 3: Days Full of Potential Mothers and Possible Fathers: Saleem Sinai¿s Multiple Family Romances Chapter 4: ¿The Mother-Goddess In Her Most Terrible Aspect¿: The Murder of Childhood and Dialogue Shame Chapter 5: Sins of the Parents: Monstrous Mothers and Absent Fathers Chapter 6: ¿Discrete Parameters of a Family Squabble¿: Family Antagonisms The Satanic Verses Chapter 7: Absent Fathers and Fallen Sons: The Satanic Verses Chapter 8: ¿Pleasechu Meechu, Hopeyu Guessma Nayym¿: Giving a Voice to Satanic Doubt The Moor¿s Last Sigh Chapter 9: Uprooting the Family Tree: The Moor¿s Last Sigh Chapter 10: Conflicting Parents, Contesting Authors: Who Writes the Moor? Chapter 11: From Ganesh to Dumbo: The First and the Last of the Family Novels Select Bibliography Index