Critical Insights: Midnight's Children

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Joel Kuortti
February 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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ISBN: 978-1-61925-389-6
# of Pages: 300
# of Volumes: 1
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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.