Free eBook East, West download

by Salman Rushdie

Free eBook East, West download ISBN: 0099543818
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Vintage Books; First edition (June 15, 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1827 mb
Size FLAC: 1550 mb
Rating: 4.2
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ACCLAIM FOR Salman Rushdie’s. A master of perpetual storytelling. BOOKS BY Salman Rushdie. The Moor’s Last Sigh. Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

ACCLAIM FOR Salman Rushdie’s. No one writes more convincingly of the tug between old and new, home and the allure of the unknown. These stories are recounted with wit and make for entirely enjoyable reading. Rushdie is an author who can do anything with words.

Selected by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West, these novel excerpts, stories, and memoirs illuminate wonderful writing by authors often overlooked in the West. Thirty-two selections by Indian authors writing in English over the past half-century. Salman Rushdie at his most candid, impassioned, and incisive-Imaginary Homelands is an important and moving record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. Haroun & The Sea Of Stories.

East, West is a collection of nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West

East, West is a collection of nine stories that reveal the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West. Mr. Rushdie, one suspects, would rather have his work discussed purely as literature, without reference to the unhappy history that has plagued him, but sometimes the stories themselves make it difficult to ignore the story of their author. More than any other English writer, Rushdie makes the page sing with his prose.

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East, West is good book, appropriate if you’re looking to fill a hole in your love of Rushdie, but for me, it will .

East, West is good book, appropriate if you’re looking to fill a hole in your love of Rushdie, but for me, it will depend on how much I want to reread any of these stories six months onwards. Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous 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, Two.

East, West is a compilation of short stories written by renowned author - Salman Rushdie. This is my first book by him. I know - it's a travesty, blah blah blah. But I got my chance this time and I went with it. Honestly I was a little nervous about how I would take to Salman Rushdie's writing style. I had heard much about it and didn't want him to disappoint me. I wasn't. The book divided into three parts - East, West and East, West were absolutely I kind of breezed through this one.

Fawning yet fearless; possessed of a certain saucy vulgarity, he gets away with it by virtue of his confidence-man’s charm. sed; the sea-dog raffishness wears a little thin. It is of what?Obvious answers first. He hopes for preferment. He wants to tie the Queen’s favour to his helmet, like a knight in a romance.

East, West (. ISBN 0-394-28150-0) is a 1994 anthology of short stories by Salman Rushdie. The book is divided into three main sections, entitled "East", "West", and "East, West", each section containing stories from their respective geographical areas (in the "East, West" section both worlds are influenced by each other)

In these nine stories, Salman Rushdie looks at what happens when East meets West, at the forces that pull his characters first in one direction, then the other

In these nine stories, Salman Rushdie looks at what happens when East meets West, at the forces that pull his characters first in one direction, then the other. Fantasy and realism collide as a rickshaw driver writes letters describing his film star career in Bombay; a mispronunciation leads to romance and an unusual courtship in sixties London; two childhood friends turned diplomats live out in a violent world fantasies hatched by Star Trek ; and Christopher Columbus dreams of consummating his relationship with Queen Isabella

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User reviews
Danskyleyn
Very good short stories about the east, the west and all the people in the middle. Just to show that even if the context are different, people are all the same.

Brevi storie sull'est, sull'ovest e tutte le persone che si trovano in mezzo. Il modo giusto per mostrare che, anche se il contesto é differente, le persone sono sempre le stesse.
Ygglune
I picked up this collection of Rushdie's short stories mostly because it contained "The Prophet's Hair" which I had
read previously, and because I was intrigued by the suggestive story premises. A story about Yorick? Christopher Columbus? I am a fairly recent novitiate into the world of Rushdie (the only other novel of his I've read is
"Midnight's Children"), and I must say I am continued to be amazed. Rushdie crafts believable worlds which, outwardly fantastic or not, suggest the possibility of elusive magic just out of reach but still quite tangible. He has an uncanny ear for dialogue; one is almost to be able to literally "hear" the words spoken by his characters, especially the Anglo-Indian spoken by characters from his homeland.

There are nine stories in this volume, and though it is a quick read (I was able to read through the entire work in a single two hour sitting), the stories are immensely immersive. The stories are divided into three sections representing not only the locales for the setting, but also the cultural outlook of the characters described. The "East" stories blend the mysticism and political awareness I was familiar with from the previous Rushdie book I'd read, while the "West" stories reflect the fantastic madness of our Western culture. It's in the "East, West" section that Rushdie is his strongest. These stories deal with the collision of Rushdie's two backgrounds and the conflicts that arise from the struggle to maintain an identity between the confliction spheres of influence.

This is perhaps a better introduction to Rushdie than "Midnight's Children". Not only did I have the cushion of reading a story I was already acquainted with, I did not have to struggle with the curious idioms of speech and political events that were unfamiliar to a child of the West. I still really liked "Children" and plan to digest more Rushdie, those seeking to begin their foray into Rushdie's polyglot world might do well to start with this crossroads of a book.
Mavegar
Compilation of short stories written by Rushdie. Comparing and contrasting Western (Britain) experiences to Eastern (India). Some stories are funny, others are thought-provoking.
Thomeena
This book was both entertaining and thought provoking. Each story drew me in in different but equally exciting ways, and after each I mulled it over in my head.
Conjuril
I'm torn on what to think about this book. It's a collection of short stories so some are awesome and some are okay. But a couple were completely confusing. There was one about Hamlet, kind of, and I didn't get the point whatsoever. It was such a quick read, however, that I quickly got through the stories that didn't appeal to me. Overall, I enjoyed the glimpse into a culture I know so very little about. I will read more by this author.
Super P
I liked only 2 stories. I kept reading hoping the others would be like those 2. Could not finish some of them.
Ranterl
Great read and a very good quality and good price for this book. Everyone should read Salman Rushdie, he is great!
Too much flowery language