Claire Messud's new novel, "The Woman Upstairs," is narrated by Nora, a schoolteacher who is outwardly tidy, quiet, and pleasing, and inwardly enraged at her constant capitulation to the desires of others and her own stalled artistic impulses. Her ... New Yorker, 1 day ago
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In the 1970s, Salman Rushdie was an unknown writer living in London. He decided to return to the country of his birth and rough it across India on what he describes as "extraordinarily long 15-hour bus rides with chickens vomiting on our feet." That ...NPR, 1 week ago
Because times are tough in book publishing with a smaller audience for literary works and fewer media outlets devoting space to the arts writers are, naturally, looking for someone to blame. A lot of writers, novelists in particular, have seen ...Globe and Mail, 1 week ago
Salman Rushdie & Deepa Mehta For the connoisseurs of South-Asian literature written in English, the book Midnight's Children has to rank near the very top. The novel which launched the career of Salman Rushdie in 1981 not only won the prestigious ...IndiaPost, 1 week ago Rushdie revisits Midnight's Children Washington Post, 3 weeks ago Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' Book Heads To The Big Screen Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago Beloved Book Headed For The Big Screen Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
His 1980 breakthrough novel, an attempt to convey an essence of India, reaches the screen in a form that tempts him to call it karma, 'if I believed in such things.' In the late 1970s, long before he penned "The Satanic Verses," before he sparked a ...Los Angeles Times, 1 week ago 'Midnight's Children' the rich story of seeking an identity National Catholic Reporter, 2 weeks ago Michael Rose: Midnight's Children -- A Film Written by Salman Rushdie Huffington Post, 2 weeks ago Film Review: Midnight's Children Film Journal International, 3 weeks ago
No, were not talking about dry academic tomes. These are powerful fictional tales that make telling political points. DESPITE being fictional, novels can often make as strong a statement about life as their non-fiction counterparts. As our nation ...TheStar.com.my, 1 week ago
Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning 1980 novel "Midnight's Children" is many things ambitious, chaotic, fantastical, mythic but generic it isn't. Which makes the long-awaited film version a real head-scratcher, a pretty but staidly linear epic ...Los Angeles Times, 2 weeks ago Reel Review: Not so unfilmable after all Sri Lanka Daily News, 1 month ago
PG-13 Iron Man 3. Thunderous explosions, dizzying falls and much destruction of property figure in this third installment of the movies based on the comic book character Tony Stark, the rich inventor of the Iron Man warrior suit. Teens will savor ...Washington Post, 2 weeks ago
Your characters struggle to figure out who they are in the face of their families and events over which they have no control. What are we to make of Nora Eldridge, the betrayed middle-aged woman of your new novel? Because she is angry, really angry.PublishersWeekly.com, 2 weeks ago
This week's releases include an atypical and consequently unsuccessful television season; an interesting peek at a moment in history; and a horrifying horror picture. Mongrel Media image:145841:0::0 (DVD) When the weak economy brings an end to his ...Digital Journal, 1 month ago
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