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Edited by Bernard F. Rodgers, Jr.
This volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on this prolific and sometimes controversial writer. A great starting point for students seeking an introduction to Rushdie and the critical discussions surrounding his work.
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Editor: Joel Kuortti
February 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"
In-depth critical discussions of Rushdie's novel - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.
Edited by Joel Kuortti, a specialist in Salman Rushdie's works and post-colonial and transcultural writing, this volume presents a variety of new essays on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children. Midnight's Children marked a change in global literary scene as it inaugurated a heightened interest in writings from the formerly colonized countries. There had been post-colonial writings before but in its richness, full with magical realistic depiction and historiographical narration, Rushdie's novel became a trendsetter. Since its publication in 1981, Midnight's Children has been translated into several languages and, in 2012, adapted into a film.
The essays in the volume discuss topics such as ethics, nationalism, translation, and the culture of globalization. Rounding out the volume is a bibliography of other important critical sources for readers seeking to study the novel and its themes further.