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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 East, West

About the Author: Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent Faced with death threats and a fatwa religious edict issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to literature , which thrilled and humbled him In 2007, he began a five year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University.

10 thoughts on “East, West

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    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, convinced that this book could speak to no one else in the worlddirectly than to us.

  2. metaphor metaphor says:

    Home has become such a scattered, damaged, various concept in our present travails There is so much to yearn for There are so few rainbows anyHow hard can we expect even a pair of magic shoes to work They promised to take us home, but are metaphors of homeliness comprehensible to them, are abstractions permissible Are they literalists, or will they permit us to redefine the blessed word Are we ask

  3. Velvetink Velvetink says:

    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 me

  4. Smriti Smriti says:

    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 bo

  5. Tanya Lohia Tanya Lohia says:

    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 unjustified when what someone e

  6. Ivana Books Are Magic Ivana Books Are Magic says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a lovely collection of short stories, it really is Divided into three parts East, West, East West , it is written in a variety of styles I read this book today in one sitting and found it quite an endearing read Salman Rushie does really well in the short form I m really glad I picked this one in the library today I actual

  7. Yash Ghei Yash Ghei says:

    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

  8. Esther | lifebyesther Esther | lifebyesther says:

    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

  9. Hafizz Nasri Hafizz Nasri says:

    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 st

  10. Yeshi Dolma Yeshi Dolma says:

    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

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