About this book
In this valuable study of Salman Rushdie, currently the world's most controversial writer, Professor Goonetilleke examines 'the Rushdie affair', but his focus is on Rushdie as a novelist. He considers Rushdie's fiction as art, tracing the collage of autobiographical and historical elements and analyses Rushdie's complex position as a migrant writer, drawing on the cultural riches of two hemispheres while not belonging fully to either. Rushdie emerges as the most important and innovative novelist in English since World War II.
art bibliography drawing English fiction migrant World War II