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Salman Rushdie : Midnight's children, Shame, The satanic verses
Reynolds, Margaret, 1957-
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London : Vintage, [2003]

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vi, 195 pages ; 20 cm.
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Central Library PR6068.U757 Z84 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In "Vintage Living Texts", teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Salman Rushdie. It is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Salman Rusdie, relating specifically to the texts under discussion. This guide deals with Rushdie's themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.

Author Notes

The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.

Table of Contents

Vintage Living Texts: Preface
About this seriesp. 1
Contentp. 1
How to use this seriesp. 2
Who are these books for?p. 3
Salman Rushdie
Introductionp. 5
Interview with Salman Rushdiep. 10
Vintage Living Texts
Midnight's Children
Reading guidesp. 37
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 39
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 77
Reading guidesp. 85
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 87
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 105
The Satanic Verses
Reading guidesp. 113
Reading activities: detailed analysisp. 115
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readingsp. 165
Vintage Living Texts: Reference
Selected extracts from reviewsp. 173
Glossary of literary terms used in this bookp. 185
Biographical outlinep. 191
Select bibliographyp. 193

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