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  1. says:

    I read this book with my husband in a hosptial in India after he had an attack from his leukemia I read this series of short stories to him as he lay in his hospital bed He was very ill in a foreign country and despite these

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    Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in those felt he was trying too hard to impress when simple is what he does best although since I've not read Rushdie before have no clue what he does best but that was my impression that he was

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    ‘Home’ has become such a scattered damaged various concept in our present travails There is so much to yearn for There are so few rainbows any How hard can we expect even a pair of magic shoes to work? They promised to take us home but are metaphors of homeliness comprehensible to them are abstractions permissible? Are they literalists or will they permit us to redefine the blessed word? Are we asking hoping for too much? As our numberl

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    I kind of breezed through this one 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 t

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    I read 'The Prophet’s Hair' by Salman Rushdie from this book and it has a good theme but a very dark meaning The story is written in Magic Realism like many other works by Rushdie The story line and the way Rushdie is portrayed it

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    This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a

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    Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniues to clarify his views about religion and its apparent stronghold on an individual’s life The Prophet’s Hair has an almost satirical theme often mocking individua

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    GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories were engaging than others common theme the desire for transcende

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    My first of Salman Rushdie and I'm uite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try out reading a book or two by him but haven't had a chance yet But luckily I got this short stories book from the Big Bad Wolf so I

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    This was a good collection of short stories couple of which bordered into fantasy which to my greater delight and surprise I enjoyed This book has three parts East West East West with very different writing styles East was a collection of stories which very much reminded me of someone like Manto the writing style of his translated work The themesstories not as evocative for me 35 Though the story 'the prophet's

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East West

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereA rickshaw driver dreams of being a Bombay movie star; Indian diplomats who as childhood friends hatched Star Trek fantasies must boldly go into a hidden universe of conspiracy an. I read this book with my husband in a hosptial in India after he had an attack from his leukemia I read this series of short stories to him as he lay in his hospital bed He was very ill in a foreign country and despite these very frigthening circumstances we laughed till we cried convinced that this book could speak to no one else in the world directly than to us

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Lf like his characters to be pulled now in one direction then in another Yet he remains a writer who insists on our cultural complexity; who rising beyond ideology refuses to choose between East and West and embraces the world. GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories were engaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story as well as the overall collection was great Rushdie displayed an impressively wide range of writing styles each story had amazing endings that were punchy and left me awed Harmony of the Spheres was one that moved the best Captivating beginning Plot that moves forward but doesn t rush Strong endingDISLIKES not as magic realism as the others works I ve read by him only At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers and The Prophet s Hair were sort of fantasy esue Yorick was hard to understand for me But that s a me problem and not an author problem Chekhov and Zulu was also hard to understand in parts because of the Star Trek referencesSHORT STORIES RANKED The Courter Christopher Columbus and ueen Isabella of Spain Consummate their Relationship The Prophet s Hair The Harmony of the Spheres The Free Radio Good Advice is Rarer than Rubies Chekhov and Zulu At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers Yorick

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D violence; and Hamlet's jester is caught up in murderous intrigues In Rushdie's hybrid world an Indian guru can be a redheaded Welshman while Christopher Columbus is an immigrant dreaming of Western glory Rushdie allows himse. I read The Prophet s Hair by Salman Rushdie from this book and it has a good theme but a very dark meaning The story is written in Magic Realism like many other works by Rushdie The story line and the way Rushdie is portrayed it is extremely negative It shines a dark shadow on any form of religion specifically orthodox Islam Although I support freedom of expression it is unjustified when what someone expresses explicitly attacks a particular set of people or beliefs and that is exactly what this story does Through very pointed metaphors and allusions Rushdie casts religion and orthodox religious people in a negative light and makes it seem as though religion and religious following itself as the reason for everything difficult and wrong in a person s life This is uite evident in the way everything goes wrong for the moral and good family when the head of the family comes in contact with the greatest symbol of his religion the vial containing the Prophet s Hair in it The story conveys that just because of that one relic Hashim became the most orthodox Muslim in the world and this too is represented as a bad and violent trait although Islam is one the most peaceful religions Islam not being sacred for Rushdie does not justify him mocking or attacking the religion or the people who follow itRushdie s language is also just as pretentious The sentences are long and the language is verbose and vivid This makes the story even stranger and harder to read The sentences lose their meaning in their length and are awkward as a result making the entire experience of reading the story unpleasant He uses long and hard words where much simpler words will do just as well Some sections of the story need to be reread to understand their complete message because of the nature of the language used and the length of the sentences Sentences such as These breaches of the family s unwritten laws of decorum alarmed Atta and Huma and when that evening their mother attempted to Rushdie pg 47 are winded in a complicated manner that is uite unnecessary The word choice and the construction of the sentences are uite awkward There is situational as well as dramatic irony used in the story The way the irony is used suggests that religion is just like money it corrupts people and destroys their moral ground This theme is hard to convey in exactly the right way and Rushdie does not seem to have grasped that There can be several parallels drawn between Sheikh Sin and Hashim who are both greedy one for money and the other for artifacts This greed kills both of them and destroys their families This aspect of the story furthers the negative denotation in it The characters in the story are not very well developed and this makes his argument even weaker The theme Salman Rushdie has attempted to convey through this story is just as good as it is controversial and needs to be portrayed very carefully I admire the idea but it s execution by Rushdie is not good the language as well as the irony used is too extreme and in its harshness the story falls short of the effect it could have had

  • Paperback
  • 224
  • East West
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 03 September 2018
  • 9780099533016

About the Author: Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western worldHis fourth novel The Satanic Verses led to protests from Muslims in several coun