East, West

East, West Alternate Cover For This ISBN Can Be Found HereA Rickshaw Driver Dreams Of Being A Bombay Movie Star Indian Diplomats, Who As Childhood Friends Hatched Star Trek Fantasies, Must Boldly Go Into A Hidden Universe Of Conspiracy And Violence And Hamlet S Jester Is Caught Up In Murderous Intrigues In Rushdie S Hybrid World, An Indian Guru Can Be A Redheaded Welshman, While Christopher Columbus Is An Immigrant, Dreaming Of Western Glory Rushdie Allows Himself, Like His Characters, To Be Pulled Now In One Direction, Then In Another Yet He Remains A Writer Who Insists On Our Cultural Complexity Who, Rising Beyond Ideology, Refuses To Choose Between East And West And Embraces The World. I read this book with my husband in a hosptial in India, after he had an attack from his leukemia I read this series of short stories to him as he lay in his hospital bed He was very ill in a foreign country, and despite these very frigthening circumstances, we laughed till we cried, convince
I kind of breezed through this one East, West is a compilation of short stories written by renowned author Salman Rushdie This is my first book by him I know it s a travesty, blah blah blah But I got my chance this time and I went with it Honestly I was a little nervous about how I would take to Salman Rushdie s writing style I had heard much about it and didn t want him to disappoint me I wasn t The book divided into three parts East, West and East, West were absolutely delightful I
Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in those, felt he was trying too hard to impress when simple is what he does best although since I ve not read Rushdie before have no clue what he does best but that was my impression that he was trying to capture an audience not familiar with him Maybe I failed to see the message of the collection Yorrick just didn t seem to fit in with the other the Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in those, felt he was trying too hard to impress when simple is what he does best although since I ve not read Rushdie before have no clue what he does best but that was my impression tha
I read The Prophet s Hair by Salman Rushdie from this book, and it has a good theme, but a very dark meaning The story is written in Magic Realism like many other works by Rushdie The story line and the way Rushdie is portrayed it is extremely negative It shines a dark shadow on any form of religion, specifically orthodox Islam Although I support freedom of expression, it is unjust
My first of Salman Rushdie and I m quite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try out reading a book or two by him but haven t had a chance, yet But luckily I got this short stories book from the Big Bad Wolf so I guess it will do as my first reading from Salman Rushdie.The book separated to three part East, West and East, West I really love the East part, enjoyed reading all of the 3 stories narratives were gripping, took me into a journey of cultural and t My first of Salman Rushdie and I m quite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try out reading a book or two by him but haven t had a chance, yet But luckily I got this short stories book from the Big Bad Wolf
This was a good collection of short stories, couple of which bordered into fantasy which to my greater delight and surprise I enjoyed This book has three parts East, West, East West, with very different writing styles East was a collection of stories which very much reminded me of someone like Manto the writing style of his translated work The themes stories not as evocative for me 3 5 Though the story the prophet s hair in East collection was a giant ball of absurdity which I enj This was a good collection of short stories, couple of which bordered into fantasy which to my greater delight and surprise I enjoyed This book has three parts East, West, East West, with very different writing styles East was a collection of stories which very much reminded me of someone like Manto the writing style of his translated work The themes stories not as evocative for
Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniques to clarify his views about religion and its apparent stronghold on an individual s life The Prophet s Hair has an almost satirical theme, often mocking individuals who absorb themselves into the world of religion While some might perceive this as offensive and demeaning, the point of the story remains valid Through the short story, the reader is shown a glimpse into a man whose world is run by religion, and it tries not to Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniques to clarify his views about religion and its apparent stronghold on an individual s life The Prophet s Hair has an almost satirical theme, often mocking individuals who absorb themselves into the world of religion While some might perceive this as offensive and demeaning, the point of the story remains valid Through the short story, the reader is shown a glimpse into a man whose world is run by religion, and it tries not to diminish the stronghold of any one religion, but rather to emphasize that family and friends should
Espantosamente para mim que muito admiro este grande escritor, este um livro irregular, inferior Colect nea de contos r pidos pretende mostrar os abismos culturais e sociais entre o oriente e o ocidente De uma forma no entanto que n o convence de todo, e que prova que est
GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories wereengaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story, as well as the overall collection, was great Rushdie displayed an impressively wide range of writing styles each story had amazing endings that were punchy and left me awed Harmony of the Spheres was one that moved the best Captivating beginning Plot that moves forward but doesn t rush Strong ending GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories wereengaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story, as well as the overall collection, was great Rushdie displayed an impressively wide range of writing styles each story had amazing endings that were punchy and left me awed Harmony of the Spheres was one that moved the best Captivating beginning Plot that moves forward but doesn t rush Strong ending.DISLIKES not as magic reali
This is a collection of 9 short stories divided into 3 sections East, West and East, West The stories in the first two sections are uniquely Eastern and Western respectively, meaning that their settings, characters and contexts uniquely belong to the life and lifestyles of the Eastern and Western hemispheres In the last section East, West, the characters get pulled in both directions most of them having migrated from the East to the West and they have to choose, with a somewhat heavy heart, This is a collection of 9 short stories divided into 3 sections East, West and East, West The stories in the first two sections are uniquely Eastern and Western respectively, meaning that their settings, characters and contexts uniquely belong to the life and li

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • East, West
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 0099533014