Shalimar the Clown
Publish date: October 10th 2006
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
, Magical Realism
One of Rushdie's best. Somehow managing to span continents and worlds in the way that only Rushdie can do, our character Shalimar the Clown manages to learn dying kashmiri folk art, mujahdeen terrorism, how to join a prison gang, and how to drive a deLorean. Complex and interwoven, it manages to...
Como todo lo que escribe Rushdie, me encantó. Más contemporáneo que sus otras obras pero sin abandonar el realismo mágico, las descripciones de la India y especialmente de Kashmir. No es del nivel de Midnight's Children o The Satanic Verses, pero vale la pena.
a smart young lady trying to find herself in California. the assassination of her father - America's counterterrorism chief. a portrait of Kashmir before all the ugliness and horror. the life of a man: lawyer, Jew, printer, resistance fighter, diplomat, husband, lover, father. a portrait of Kashmir ...
The tragedy that is Kashmir is portrayed beautifully in this novel. Early in the novel, a Jewish Alsatian-born American former-Ambassador to India is murdered by his chauffeur, who goes by the name Shalimar. The murder leaves the ambassador's daughter India to reconstruct the reason for his death an...
I was so impressed by this book that it's taken me awhile to work out what to say.... primarily, what fascinated me was the grace and effortlessness with which it moves from one setting to another: a large chunk is set in Kashmir, covering much of the last half of the 20th century; another large chu...
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