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by Salman Rushdie

eBook The Satanic Verses ePub
Author: Salman Rushdie
Language: English
ISBN: 0670825379
ISBN13: 978-0670825370
Publisher: The Viking Press (February 22, 1989)
Pages: 560
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humor
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 243
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ePub file: 1976 kb
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The tone of the novel veers daringly from the slapstick to the melodramatic. inventiveness never flags. Damnably entertaining and fiendishly ingenious.

The tone of the novel veers daringly from the slapstick to the melodramatic. conjuring tricks are magical. personal and touching. A glittering novelist-one with startling imagination and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling. One of the very few current writers whose works are attempts at the great Bible, the ‘bright book of life. The Sunday Times (London).

The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The title refers to the satanic verses, a group of Quranic verses that refer to three pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt.

Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels-Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, and Two.

Satanic-Verses EL Vintage 9780307367761. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (Brazil). The Satanic Verses (Brazil). The Satanic Verses (UK). Satanic Verses (Spanish). a roller-coaster ride over a vast landscape of the imagination. The Guardian (London). A novel of metamorphoses, hauntings, memories, hallucinations, revelations, advertising jingles, and jokes.

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Rushdie Salman without any fixed place, or space, allowed him to rest the sole of his foot upon. Daniel Defoe, The History of the DevilFоr Marianne. Читать онлайн The Satanic Verses.

The Satanic Verses book. Rushdie strangles his plot in The Satanic Verses by hitching every development to a forced and unnecessarily long description or metaphor. His overwriting prevents the development of narrative flow.

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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book. Set in a modern world filled with both mayhem and miracles, the story begins with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Two Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, transformed into living symbols of what is angelic and evil. This is just the initial act in a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. A book whose importance is eclipsed only by its quality, The Satanic Verses is a key work of our times.
Complex examination of Islam and Mohammed and revelation and the idea of submission which is so central apparently. How does a culture which has lived within such defined parameters deal with the onslaught of modernity, deconstruction, rhizomatic thought, the destruction of subjectivity, etc. I very much liked his solution, greatly surprised me and I am still trying to understand all the nuance of this book. Learned a great deal about Islamic culture, post colonialism and how to go forward amid such huge catastrophic changes as are so carefully explained for Westerne
I picked this book up at a stoop sale, remembering its notoriety 30 years ago. I expected a dark, macabre story. Instead, I found a parable about the search for self and the role of faith that successfully incorporated philosophy and humor into a complex multi-plot narrative with plenty of engaging characters. You'll be reflecting on what exactly happened here and what it all means long after you've finished the last page.
In The Satanic Verses: A Novel, the paths of the arch angel and the devil crossed several times in this bizarre supernatural framed narrative. Written by the worlds most notorious author because after 30 years on the run, he is still a fugitive with a 3 million dollar bounty on his head. Dead preferably. Salman, although Indian muslim by heritage, has been a very accomplished and confident English writer. Although interestingly he did allude to his roots in this tale because most of his characters were Indian and certain segments of the story took place in India, Bombay for example. His two main characters were Indian anglophiles, who like most Indians in real life, gravitate towards the colonial masters. Hence, a certain understanding of Indian culture, especially the behaviour of muslim Indians, would go a long way in appreciating the story. Salman Rushdie's style was refreshingly unique for me. He used frame narratives to expose us to the many plots and characters in the story. So much so that Kindle's x-ray notes were very helpful to refresh myself with the background of names in this rather heavy and substantial tale. Written in the omniscient style, Rushdie wrote fearlessly with aplomb and mischievously satirised or parodied his negative and often contemptuous views of his own people (Indian Muslims) and their blind unquestioning faith. A style he must have regretted when the late Ayatollah Khomeini gifted him the fatwa soon after publication. The number of assassinations on various folks around the world because they translated the book to a different language increased the notoriety of the book and the author.
For the average person who can get hold of this forbidden book, the surrealism, cultural, historical, religious context and vocabulary present a challenging read. I can see why devout muslims would take offence to the contents because a huge premise was based on the life of Prophet Mohammed, the interpretation of the Koran and the unquestioning attitude of the believers. For me this was such a riotous fun read with many many gems on life's observations. The million dollar question as I approached the end of the book was what was the final outcome of the fates of the two protagonists. The arch angel Gibreel and the horned devil Saladin.
I don't know what I was expecting, but it put me off reading this for years. I guess I thought it would be a dry dissertation on hidden islamic texts? Kind of an expose on inconvenient scripture? Instead I was blown away by an intriguing and immensely fun story that teased my brain and left me wanting more. What a great read!
I am reading this for the third time. It is one of my favorite books. Mr. Rushdie obviously has a brilliant, quick intellect. This book is comprised of several stories, mostly centering on the experiences of a man who is elevated to the status of an angel, the other demoted to the status of a devil. Even though this book has a large imaginative and intellectual scope, there are some scenes of such tenderness and pathos that lead me to believe that Mr. Rushdie is a most compassionate soul. However, even though I have read it several times, I am still unable to determine if Mr. Rushdie had any theme in mind or if he was just spewing out his brilliant mind. The book starts with the two protagonists falling through the sky after the plane they were riding was hijacked and bombed by a terrorist. For what seems forever, Mr. Rushdie creates the sensation of falling, falling, falling. This book is a tour de force of writing.

Actually, there are two possible themes that are coming to mind. First is the pain of not belonging which is shown clearly by the lives of South Asian and black immigrants in London; and very poignantly by a character in India who earns his living as a clown. He was born a lower caste Hindu and to escape the pain of it converted to Islam, but he isn't even accepted in that world either. His only true companion is his pet bull who he dresses up and uses in his clown acts. The other possible theme could be the paradox of good and evil existing side by side. Gibreel Farishta's lover's father, a Holocaust survivor, says, "'...the most dangerous of all the lies we are fed in our lives,' which was in his opinion, the idea of the continuum. 'Anybody ever tries to tell you how this most beautiful and most evil of planets is somehow homogenous, composed only of reconcilable elements, that it all adds up, you get on the phone to the straightjacket tailor...'"

Yes, there is a destructive Mahound and imam who either themselves or whose helpers torture and gorge on innocent people, but that is a fact of life. I read several reviews in which the writers were claiming that Rushdie was being spiteful in writing this book, but even though I believe he knew exactly what were going to be the results of publishing it, I doubt he meant spite. An artist reacts intellectually and emotionally to the world around them, gets ideas, thoughts, tastes, and a writer is compelled to write them. However, I am waiting for someone to write a novel about a writer with only one successful book behind him, whose sales are diminishing, who makes an arrangement with a notorious religious despot that he will write a disparaging expose and the despot will put a fatwa on his head, thereby ensuring fame and fortune for them both by the sheer magnitude of the ensuring notoriety.
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