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I had very little knowledge of Indian culture and none regarding the cross-cultural experiences of Indian immigrants living llos Great Britain, and I only knew the barest outline of the history of Islam. Having just finished The Satanic Verses I’m not quite sure what to make of it.
Indian satyrs, schizophrenic Bollywood actors, blasphemous prostitutes. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. First of all, while it is certainly unique in satanicow and technique, I didn’t find it so hard to follow as many have suggested, although I recognize that, ignorant as I am of most things concerning the eastern history and tradition, I was bound to miss many implications that versoss definitely there, despite the helpful footnotes every now and then.
Even still, I recognize that I have not grasped many of the story’s finer points and subtler themes, and I suspect that, if ever in my life I am able and patient enough to deepen my understanding of this work, my rating will almost certainly improve. Yet knowing they cannot live a life of anonymity, they mediate between them both. Hitoshi Igarashihis Japanese translator, was stabbed to death on 11 July The novel read much better now.
It’s easy to grow fond of Rushdie’s style of writing, as much of a violation as it is to the way a novel tends to traditionally be written. Overall this book was confusing and made my brain feel like it was melting; there is so much weirdness and depth to the book I have a feeling I will never grasp it in a way I would like to.
They are linked together by many thematic details as well as by the common motifs of divine revelation, religious faith and fanaticism, and doubt. This book is so hard to come by, that I needed to let it all sink in for a couple of days before trying to express any opinion, and even less rate this book. It became every Muslim’s sacred duty to hunt down this writer of fiction and kill him.
Gabreel experiences dreams in which he apparently is the angel he seems to be.
The frame narrative, like many other stories by Rushdie, involves Indian staanicos in contemporary England. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Share your thoughts with other customers. This figure is a transparent allusion to the life of Ruhollah Khomeini in his Parisian exile, but it is also linked through various recurrent narrative motifs to the figure of the “Messenger”.
This book, I only read in great spurts when I was sitting and waiting. Fourth Estate,p. Una referencia ineludible de la literatura de nuestro tiempo.
I found it to be well written and descriptive for the most part, but at times, hard to understand and boring. Both return to India. Open the book to any page and the writing often dazzles and he’s working here, juggling ideas and poking at concepts. Retrieved 7 August And if the poor reader is not such an individual, he or she might as well consider extra research on the Internet while reading this gigantic satire.
Low, who has found not only forgiveness from Farishta but also reconciliation with his estranged father and his own Indian identity, decides to remain in India. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Although the British Conservative government under Margaret Thatcher gave Rushdie round-the-clock police protection, many politicians on both sides were hostile to the author.
Los Versos Satanicos / The Satanic Verses
Rushdie clearly is an accomplished writer. Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. For eight days we wrestled. So I was really looking forward to finally reading this and to be honest, it was a rough read. He deserved what happened to him after he finished the book right? Debolsillo; Translation edition April 1, Language: Embedded in this story is a series of half-magic dream vision narratives, ascribed to the mind of Farishta.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. One of these sequences contains most of the elements that have been criticised as offensive to Muslims.
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There were parts that were more thrilling and exciting, but overall, the writing of the book was bland and uninspired for its very interesting subject matter.
But Rushdie is one hell of a writer; that’s what carried the day for me. Both characters struggle to piece their lives back together. Assassins of the Mind. Rushdie plays with that idea quite a bit and opens it up to some safanicos interpretations. The s “God, I would say, is something akin to the Music of the Spheres”.
I found a lot to admire in its message and the way it laid itself out. The novel provoked great controversy in the Muslim community for what some Muslims believed were blasphemous references. This book was in serious need of an editor. It definitely got more interesting for me nearer the end, when the plot lines started coming together a little more. Farishta is a Bollywood superstar who specialises in playing Hindu deities. Pretty sure this is part of the rarefied pantheon of books joining the likes of Infinite Jest and A Brief History of Time as one of the most bought, least finished books of all time.
Amazon Global Store UK International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Its very existence caused the death of a man and the nearly lethal injury of another, while Rushdie had to change his name and remain hidden for many years after Khomeini pronounced a death sentence on the author in Meanwhile, the Commission for Racial Equality and a liberal think tank, the Policy Studies Instituteheld seminars on the Rushdie affair.
I would love to know what someone that has a similar issue with religion and culture butting heads thinks of this book.