Salman Rushdie and the Third World

Salman Rushdie and the Third World

The dialectic between national literary production and the rise of a group of writers with cosmopolitan sympathies is the aim of this book, concentrating on Rushdie's novels and journalism.

Author: Timothy Brennan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333521609

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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Categories: Fiction

Myths of the Nation

Myths of the Nation

Author: Timothy Andres Brennan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:507815025

Category: Developing countries

Page: 730

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Categories: Developing countries

POSTMODERNISM 3RD WORLD CULT

POSTMODERNISM   3RD WORLD CULT

Author: Pui-Yin Vivian Lee

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 1361122897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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This dissertation, "Postmodernism and Third World Culture: a Reading of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses" by Pui-yin, Vivian, Lee, 李佩然, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3194997 Subjects: Postmodernism
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wars of Position

Wars of Position

Throughout the work, Brennan also draws on and critiques the ideas and influence of Heidegger, Lyotard, Kristeva, and other influential theorists.

Author: Timothy Brennan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510455

Category: History

Page: 360

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Taking stock of contemporary social, cultural, and political currents, Timothy Brennan explores key turning points in the recent history of American intellectual life. He contends that a certain social-democratic vision of politics has been banished from public discussion, leading to an unlikely convergence of the political right and the academic left and a deadening of critical opposition. Brennan challenges the conventional view that affiliations based on political belief, claims upon the state, or the public interest have been rendered obsolete by the march of events in the years before and after Reagan. Instead, he lays out a new path for a future infused with a sense of intellectual and political possibility. In highlighting the shift in America's intellectual culture, Brennan makes the case for seeing belief as an identity. As much as race or ethnicity, political belief, Brennan argues, is itself an identity-one that remains unrecognized and without legal protections while possessing its own distinctive culture. Brennan also champions the idea of cosmopolitanism and critiques those theorists who relegate the left to the status of postcolonial "other." Wars of Position documents how alternative views were chased from the public stage by strategic acts of censorship, including within supposedly dissident wings of the humanities. He explores how the humanities entered the cultural and political mainstream and settled into an awkward secular religion of the "middle way." In a series of interrelated chapters, Brennan considers narratives of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Clinton impeachment; reexamines Salman Rushdie's pre-fatwa writing to illuminate its radical social leanings; presents a startling new interpretation of Edward Said; looks at the fatal reception of Antonio Gramsci within postcolonial history and criticism; and offers a stinging critique of Hardt and Negri's Empire and the influence of Italian radicalism on contemporary cultural theory. Throughout the work, Brennan also draws on and critiques the ideas and influence of Heidegger, Lyotard, Kristeva, and other influential theorists.
Categories: History

Salman Rushdie and the Third World

Salman Rushdie and the Third World

... and hallucinatory prose – was not, as one might expect in the company of Rushdie's Third-World postmodernism, an advocate of a literature of polemic.

Author: Timothy Brennan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349200795

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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The dialectic between national literary production and the rise of a group of writers with cosmopolitan sympathies is the aim of this book, concentrating on Rushdie's novels and journalism.
Categories: Fiction

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

11 The first major study of Rushdie's fiction to appear was Timothy Brennan's Salman Rushdie and the Third World : Myths of the Nation ( 1989 ) .12 As his ...

Author: Catherine Cundy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071904409X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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Literary criticism of Rushdie's work outside of special journals and periodicals.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie Has Been Rightly Compared With Such Literary Innovators Stalwarts Of Our Times As Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Et Al. Readers Of The Present Volumes Will Be Taken Round The World Of Rushdie By Erudite ...

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126906308

Category:

Page: 192

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Salman Rushdie (1947 ) Has Emerged Over The Years As One Of The Most Controversial Figures Of Our Times Who Excites Contrary Feelings. But Whether Admired Or Criticized, The Fact Remains That Rushdie, With His Commitment To Struggle For Freedom Of Expression, For Speech To The Silenced, For Power To The Disempowered, Is A Writer Who Cannot Be Ignored.One Of The Major Preoccupations Of Rushdie S Art Is The Issue Of Migrant Identity. Many Of His Characters Are Migrants Drifting From Shore To Shore In Search Of Some Imaginary Homeland , And Obviously The Author Identifies Himself With His Migrant Personae. Search For Identity Is Perhaps The One Recurring Theme In Rushdie S Works, And The Themes Of Double Identity , Divided Selves And Shadow Figures Persist In His Writings As Correlative For The Schismatic/Dual Identity Of The Migrant, As Well As The Necessary Confusion And Ambiguity Of The Migrant Existence. Rushdie Describes The World From This Unique Point Of View Of The Migrant Narrator. He Is Also Conscious Of His Role In This Regard In Re-Describing The World, And Thus Creating A New Vision Of Art And Life.By Exercising What He Describes As The Migrant Writer S Privilege To Choose His Parents Rushdie Has Chosen His Inheritance From A Vast Repertoire Of Literary Parents, Including Cervantes, Kafka, Melville, Et Al.His Novels And Stories Derive Their Special Flavour From The Author S Superb Handling Of The Characteristic Postmodern Devices Like Magic Realism, Palimpsest, Ekphrasis, Etc. Rushdie Has Been Rightly Compared With Such Literary Innovators Stalwarts Of Our Times As Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Et Al. Readers Of The Present Volumes Will Be Taken Round The World Of Rushdie By Erudite Scholars Whose Well-Researched, Perceptive Articles Will Add Substantially To Their Enjoyment Of These Fantastic Imaginary Homelands .
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Islam and Intolerance

Islam and Intolerance

Author: Mohammad Taki Mehdi

Publisher: New World Press

ISBN: 0911119248

Category: Censorship

Page: 91

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Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie

Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie M. D. Fletcher ... Timothy BRENNAN , Salman Rushdie and the Third World : Myths of the Nation ( New York : St.

Author: M. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051837658

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

This introduction places the fiction of Salman Rushdie in a clear historical and theoretical context. Morton explores Rushdie's biography, the histories that inform his major works and his relevance to contemporary culture.

Author: Stephen Morton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137104465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This introduction places the fiction of Salman Rushdie in a clear historical and theoretical context. Morton explores Rushdie's biography, the histories that inform his major works and his relevance to contemporary culture. Including a timeline of key dates, this study offers an overview of the varied critical reception Rushdie's work has provoked
Categories: Literary Criticism

Race Immigration and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner

Race  Immigration  and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie  Ralph Ellison  and William Faulkner

This book makes two innovations: first, it places a contemporary world writer’s fiction in an American context; second, it places two modern American writers’ novels in a world context.

Author: Randy Boyagoda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135862695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global experience as discernible in twentieth-century fiction. The worldwide imprint of modern American experience has, of late, invited reappraisals of canonical writers and classic national themes from globalist perspectives. Advancing this line of critical inquiry, this book argues that the work of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner reveals a century-long transformation of how American identity and experience have been imagined, and that these transformations have been provoked by new forms of immigration and by unanticipated mixings of cultures and ethnic groups. This book makes two innovations: first, it places a contemporary world writer’s fiction in an American context; second, it places two modern American writers’ novels in a world context. Works discussed include Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet and Satanic Verses; Ellison’s Invisible Man and Juneteenth; and Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury and Light in August. The scholarly materials range from U.S. immigration history and critical race theory to contemporary studies of cultural and economic globalization.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

Salman Rushdie s Midnight s Children

The Stupendous Success Of This Novel Broke All Previous Records And Rushdie Was Hailed As One Who Engendered A Whole New Generation Of Fiction Writers That Embraced Magical Realism As A Mode For The Depiction Of History.

Author: Reena Mitra

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 812690688X

Category: Developing countries

Page: 192

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Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children, Ever Since Its Publication In 1980, Has Been Considered An Ingenious Piece Of Literary Art And A Trendsetter In The Field Of Indian Fiction In English. The Stupendous Success Of This Novel Broke All Previous Records And Rushdie Was Hailed As One Who Engendered A Whole New Generation Of Fiction Writers That Embraced Magical Realism As A Mode For The Depiction Of History. The Variant Mode Of The Portrayal Of Historical Reality That Rushdie Adopts In Midnight S Children Is Characteristically His Own And His Fantasizing Of Facts In This Novel Inspired A Host Of Other Writers To Offer, In Their Respective Works, Their Own Blends Of Fact And Fiction.Midnight S Children Is A Multi-Faceted Novel Which Lends Itself To Analysis From Various Angles And Perspectives. Be It From The Point Of View Of Structure Or Content, The Work Yields A Richness That Has Been Variously Explored By The Scholars Who Have Contributed To This Anthology Of Essays On It.
Categories: Developing countries

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

See Timothy Brennan , Salman Rushdie and the Third World : Myths of the Nation 122-23 . 13. See Brennan's excellent “ Shame's Holy Book ” in his Salman ...

Author: Mittapalli Rajeshwar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126902027

Category:

Page: 458

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Rushdie Has Put Behind Him The Political And Religious Controversy That Surrounded Him In The Aftermath Of The Appearance Of The Satanic Verses. These Two Volumes Endeavour To Continue The Literary-Critical Study Of His Works By Bringing Together Some Of The Best Critical Essays Written In The Post- Verses Controversy Period. The Essays Present An Honest Assessment Of Rushdie S Works By Creatively Engaging With The Issues Each Of Them Raises.
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Literature and Nation

Literature and Nation

A useful guide to this material is the extensive Salman Rushdie ... on Rushdie , Timothy Brennan's Salman Rushdie and the Third World : Myths of the Nation ...

Author: Harish Trivedi

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415212073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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This is the first book to deal with the culture of Britain and India over the past two hundred years in an integrated way. Previously unavailable texts make this an invaluable resource for all those interested in British and Indian literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

... Satanic Verses As Rushdie's Love Letter to Islam , " Diacritics 26 , no . 1 ( 1996 ) : 50-73 . 18. Timothy Brennan , Salman Rushdie and the Third World ...

Author: Sabrina Hassumani

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639348

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

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His impulse, instead, is to deconstruct the colonizer/colonized binary and in doing so attempt to clear a "new" postmodern space."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Collections

Places of Mind

Places of Mind

In this authoritative work, Said, the pioneer of postcolonial studies, a tireless champion for his native Palestine, and an erudite literary critic, emerges as a self-doubting, tender, eloquent advocate of literature’s dramatic effects on ...

Author: Timothy Brennan

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374714710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice The first comprehensive biography of the most influential, controversial, and celebrated Palestinian intellectual of the twentieth century As someone who studied under Edward Said and remained a friend until his death in 2003, Timothy Brennan had unprecedented access to his thesis adviser’s ideas and legacy. In this authoritative work, Said, the pioneer of postcolonial studies, a tireless champion for his native Palestine, and an erudite literary critic, emerges as a self-doubting, tender, eloquent advocate of literature’s dramatic effects on politics and civic life. Charting the intertwined routes of Said’s intellectual development, Places of Mind reveals him as a study in opposites: a cajoler and strategist, a New York intellectual with a foot in Beirut, an orchestra impresario in Weimar and Ramallah, a raconteur on national television, a Palestinian negotiator at the State Department, and an actor in films in which he played himself. Brennan traces the Arab influences on Said’s thinking along with his tutelage under Lebanese statesmen, off-beat modernist auteurs, and New York literati, as Said grew into a scholar whose influential writings changed the face of university life forever. With both intimidating brilliance and charm, Said melded these resources into a groundbreaking and influential countertradition of radical humanism, set against the backdrop of techno-scientific dominance and religious war. With unparalleled clarity, Said gave the humanities a new authority in the age of Reaganism, one that continues today. Drawing on the testimonies of family, friends, students, and antagonists alike, and aided by FBI files, unpublished writings, and Said's drafts of novels and personal letters, Places of Mind synthesizes Said’s intellectual breadth and influence into an unprecedented, intimate, and compelling portrait of one of the great minds of the twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Global Migrancy and Diasporic Memory in the work of Salman Rushdie

Global Migrancy and Diasporic Memory in the work of Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, Step across This Line: Collected Nonfiction (1992–2002) (New ... Timothy Brennan, Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation ...

Author: Stephen J. Bell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793615909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Global Migrancy and Diasporic Memory in the Work of Salman Rushdie examines Salman Rushdie’s major works for the ways that they consistently affirm the power of memory to construct a concrete, rooted identity for characters and nation-states despite the prerogative of migrants to translate themselves into new creations through a dismissal of the weight of the past. Stephen J. Bell conducts an in-depth, comprehensive postcolonial and postmodern of Rushdie’s ideas as expressed through his work. If “exile is a dream of glorious return,” as one of his characters reflects in The Satanic Verses, few diasporic writers living today rival Rushdie for the singular inspiration he draws from memories of home and the past. So vital is the idea of home and belonging to Rushdie that, notwithstanding the frequent charges of his critics that he represents no more than a disconnected cosmopolitan, Bell would categorize Rushdie's position as one of “centripetal migrancy" (with centrum--“center”--and petere--“to seek”--forming the idea of a constant quest for the center). Rushdie thus qualifies as the quintessential “centripetal migrant,” whose slippery critical location is balanced Janus-faced between the future and the past.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Global Fissures

Global Fissures

Contains analyses of literary texts written by, among others, Chinua Achebe , Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Michael Ondaatje, George Orwell, Salman Rushdie and Edward Said.

Author: Clara A. B. Joseph

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042020184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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The essays in this volume examine the tensions between two major political and intellectual structures: the global and the postcolonial, charting the ways in which such tensions are constitutive of changing power relations between the individual, the nation-state and global forces. Contributors ask how postcolonialism, with its emphasis on cultural difference and diversity, can respond to the new, neo-imperialist imperatives of globalization. Signalling the discursive grounds for debate is the fissures/fusions title, suggesting alternative categorizations of stereotypes like 'global homogenization' and 'postcolonial resistance'. Interwoven are considerations of the intellectual or writer's position today.Literary texts from a wide range of countries are analysed for their resistance to global hegemony and for representations of manipulative power structures, in order to highlight issues such as environmental loss, nationality, migrancy, and marginality. Specific topics covered include 'westernizing' the Indian academy, ecotourism and the new media of computer technology, the corporatization of creativity in 're-branding' New Zealand (including film), and the hybrid forms of Latin American photography. Writers discussed include Chinua Achebe, Samuel Beckett, Hafid Bouazza, Bei Dao, Mahmoud Darwish, Witi Ihimaera, James Joyce, Yann Martel, Rohinton Mistry, Ellen Ombre, Michael Ondaatje, George Orwell, Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdie, and Edward Said. Different essays stress the hegemony of global networks; the technological revolution's revitalizing of niche marketing while marginalizing postcolonial resistance; the implications of the internationalization of culture for the indigene; and the potential of cultural hybridity to collapse cultural hierarchies.
Categories: Literary Criticism