Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351182835

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun.' Thus begins Rushdie's magical and delightful book, which is comprised of hundreds of stories, funny and sad, all of them juggled at once, together with sorcery and love, wicked uncles and fat aunts, and mustachioed gangsters in yellow check pants.
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From Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351185591

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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Haroun's father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in the sad sad city of Alfibay. He juggles a million stories without a single mistake, and Haroun grows up in a home with a song on his mother’s lips, and a story on his father's. But whenever he asks where his stories come from, his father would stick his thumb between his lips and say glug glug glug – it comes from a secret invisible tap. One day, Haroun's fathers stories all dry up – he opens his mouth, and no stories come out. Can Haroun bring back his fathers tales? Written with Salman Rushdie's trademark wit and rich prose, this short slice of his classic children's tale Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a delight for all.
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Postmodernism and Islam

Predicament and Promise

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134924178

Category: History

Page: 304

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Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come.
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The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories

Author: Mala Dayal

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670049479

Category: Children's stories, Indic

Page: 194

View: 9169

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The Puffin Treasury Of Modern Indian Stories Is A Unique Collection Of Stories And Excerpts Written By Master Storytellers. It Represents For The First Time The Richness And Range Of Writing For Children In India During The Twentieth Century. From Ruskin Bond&Rsquo;S Humorous &Lsquo;Snake Trouble&Rsquo; And Vikram Seth&Rsquo;S Animal Fable In Verse &Lsquo;The Elephant And The Tragopan&Rsquo;, To Salman Rushdie&Rsquo;S Fantasy &Lsquo;Haroun And The Sea Of Stories&Rsquo; And Satyajit Ray&Rsquo;S Gripping Tale &Lsquo;The Hungry Septopus&Rsquo;, This Anthology Has A Vibrant Mix Of Styles And Forms. With Spectacular Illustrations By A Host Of The Most Talented Artists Working Today, This Anthology Will Delight Both Children And Adults. Contributors Include: Paro Anand Margaret Bhatty Pankaj Bisht Ruskin Bond Anita Desai Shashi Deshpande Shama Futehally Mala Marwah Arvind Krishan Mehrotra Dhan Gopal Mukerji Meenakshi Mukherjee R.K. Narayan Premchand Sara Rai Shanta Rameshwar Rao Hemangini Ranade Satyajit Ray Salman Rushdie Bhisham Sahni Poile Sengupta Subhadra Sen Gupta Vikram Seth Khushwant Singh Kalpana Swaminathan &Nbsp;
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Haroun and Luka

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099583046

Category: Children's stories

Page: 460

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Haroun: Whatâe(tm)s the use of stories that arenâe(tm)t even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father canâe(tm)t tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks of sadness. So itâe(tm)s up to me to put things right. If the water genie Iff can take me on the Hoopoe bird Butt all the way to Gup City then maybe, just maybe, Iâe(tm)ll be able to persuade the Grand Comptroller to give my father his Story Water supply back. Trouble is, that is strictly forbidden, one hundred percent banned, no way Jose territory... Luka: What do sea monsters eat? The Old Man of the River of Time: Fish and Ships. Why was six afraid of seven? Luka: Because seven eight nine. Luckily, my father is the Riddle King and taught me everything I know. But the stakes are high in this riddle battle, couldnâe(tm)t be higher in fact! To save my father from Un-Life, Iâe(tm)ve got to beat the Old Man and steal the Fire of Life that burns at the top of the Mountain of Knowledge. Only problem is that nobody in the entire recorded history of the World of Magic has ever successfully stolen the Fire of Life... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read an interview with the author and solve some fiendish riddles! Vintage Childrenâe(tm)s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Aliceâe(tm)s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Inkdeath

Author: Cornelia Funke

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1908435003

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 568

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Life in the Inkworld has been far from easy since the extraordinary events of Inkspell, when the story of Inkheart magically drew Meggie, Mo and Dustfinger back into its pages. With Dustfinger dead, and the evil Adderhead now in control, the story in which they are all caught has taken an unhappy turn. Even Elinor, left alone in the real world, believes her family to be lost - lost between the covers of a book. But as winter comes on there is reason to hope - if only Meggie and Mo can rewrite the wrongs of the past and make a dangerous pact with death. The Final Book in the Inkheart Trilogy.
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Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education

Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165991

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.
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Reading Rushdie

Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie

Author: M. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051837650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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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.
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The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction

Author: Areti Dragas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1623561949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.
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