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Bombay, Biografia del autor. Novedades del autor. Del al de Ordenar por. Una original relectura del clasico de Cervantes adaptada al siglo XXI, a traves de la mirada de uno de los mejores escritores actuales.
Junto con su hijo imaginario Sancho, Quijote se embarca en una aventura a traves de Estados Unidos para probar que es merecedor de la mano de su doncella, enfrentandose con valor a los peligros de una epoca en que cualquier cosa puede suceder, desde ciberespias rusos al racismo e incluso la amenaza del fin del mundo.
Mientras tanto, su creador, atraviesa su propia crisis de mediana edad y siente la necesidad de probarse a si mismo. Al igual que Cervantes escribio Don Quijote para satirizar la cultura de su tiempo, Rushdie embarca al lector en un viaje salvaje por un pais al borde del colapso moral y espiritual.
Y con la magia a la que nos tiene acostumbrados en sus historias, las vidas de DuChamp y Quijote se confunden en una busqueda profundamente humana del amor y en un divertido retrato de una era en la que, efectivamente, realidad y ficcion son cada vez mas indistinguibles.
Un tour de force que es alhora un homenatge al classic de la literatura iuna obra mestra contemporania sobre la recerca de lamor i la familia. Rushdie ha escrit unQuixot enlluernador per als temps actuals. Junto con su hijo imaginario Sancho, Quijote se embarca en una aventura a traves de Estados Unidos para probar que es merecedor de la mano de su doncella, enfrentandose a todo tipo de peligros, desde ciberespias rusos hasta racistas violentos, e incluso a la amenaza del fin del mundo.
Rushdie ha escrito un deslumbrante Don Quijote para los tiempos actuales en un tour-de-force que es, a la vez, un homenaje al clasico y una novela sobre la busqueda del amor y la familia.
Y de la misma forma que Cervantes creo a su personaje para satirizar la cultura de su tiempo, Rushdie embarca al lector en una aventura salvaje por un pais al borde del colapso moral y espiritual en una era en la que todo es posible, en la que realidad y ficcion son cada vez mas indistinguibles. Una saga familiar al mes pur estil dEl Padri, amb negocis poc clars, lluites internes i la seva projeccio com a simptoma duna societat en crisi. Una analisi aguda i pertinent de lactualitat als Estats Units: des de la postveritat fins al discurs de lodi, passant pel terrorisme, lus i labus de les armes, Silicon Valley, el poder de les xarxes socials i les series de TV.
Per aconseguir-ho, haura de demostrar que es digne del seu amor emprenent diversestasques, durant un road-trip amb el seu fill Sancho pels Estats Units de Trump, un pais alcaire del collapse moral i espiritual. Un tour de force que es alhora un homenatge al classic de la literatura iuna obra mestra contemporania sobre la recerca de l'amor i la familia.
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.
The stories in East, West show the extraordinary range and power of Salman Rushdie's writing. Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie combines a ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India and flavors the mixture with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love.
Moraes "Moor" Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchants and crime lords, is also a compulsive storyteller and an exile. As he travels a route that takes him from India to Spain, he leaves behind a tale of mad passions and volcanic family hatreds, of titanic matriarchs and their mesmerized offspring, of premature deaths and curses that strike beyond the grave.
A 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 and 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 himself, 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.
It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. R is for Rushdie. Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" inhabits the same imaginative space as "Gulliver's Travels," "Alice in Wonderland," and "The Wizard of Oz.
On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers. In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age.
Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with the TV star Salman R. Together with his imaginary son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where 'Anything-Can-Happen'.
Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work.
The fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Esta es la historia de Saleem Sinai, nacido en Bombay al filo de la medianoche del 15 de agosto de , en el momento mismo en que la India, entre fuegos artificiales y multitudes, alcanza su independencia.
El destino de Saleem queda inexorablemente unido al de su pais, y sus peripecias personales reflejaran siempre la evolucion politica de la India o seran reflejadas por ella. Es la historia de un hombre dotado de facultades insolitas pero tambien la de una generacion y la de una familia, lo que la convierte en un retrato completo de toda una epoca y una cultura. Ganadora del prestigioso premio Booker of Bookers, hijos de la medianoche constituye una asombrosa novela que combina magistralmente magia y humor, compromiso politico, fantasia y humanidad.
An adventure novel about a son's attempt to rescue his father and return to him a special gift. The father is a professional storyteller. One day his wife leaves him to run off with a little clerk. Haroun's father is the greatest of all storytellers. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But, one terrible day, everything goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun, determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father, flies off on the back of the Hoopoe bird to the Sea of Stories - and so begins a fabulous, exciting and dazzling adventure.
Born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, , at the precise moment of India's independence, the infant Saleem Sinai is celebrated in the press and welcomed by Prime Minister Nehru himself. But, this coincidence of birth has consequences Saleem is not prepared for: telepathic powers connect him with 1, other 'midnight's children' - all born in the initial hour of India's independence - and an uncanny sense of smell which allows him to sniff out dangers others cannot perceive.
Inextricably linked to his nation, Saleem's biography is a whirlwind of disasters and triumphs that mirrors the course of modern India at its most impossible and glorious. Presents the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. This book brings together two cities that barely know each other - the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the emperor wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire and the treachery of sons, and the equally sensual Florentine world of powerful courtesans.
A tall, yellow-haired young European traveler calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital.
The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar's grandfather Babar: Qara Koz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who is taken captive first by an Uzbek warlord, then by the Shah of Persia, and finally becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune, commander of the armies of the Ottoman Sultan.
When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, and much trouble ensues. The "Enchantress of Florence" is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world.
It brings together two cities that barely know each other - the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant emperor wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire and the treachery of sons, and the equally sensual Florentine world of powerful courtesans, humanist philosophy and inhuman torture, where Argalia's boyhood friend 'il Machia' - Niccolo Machiavelli - is learning, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.
These two worlds, so far apart, turn out to be uncannily alike, and the enchantments of women hold sway over them both. But is Mogor's story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess? And if he's a liar, must he die? A tall, yellow-haired young European traveler calling himself 'Mogor dell 'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital.
The BBC began the process of adapting it for television. After three years had passed, two producers and two directors had come and gone, and the first scriptwriter's attempts had been set aside, Salman Rushdie agreed to adapt his own work. The result has been hailed as one of the most brilliant adaptations in television history. Within months of the screenplay's completion, the project was ready to start filming on location in Sri Lanka.
Then, just weeks before principal photography was to begin, the Sri Lankan authorities abruptly changed their minds and withdrew permission to film, without giving any reasons. In his enthralling introduction, Rushdie describes the evolution of the screenplay, and the project's political defeat. As for the screenplay itself, it cries out to be filmed. Un misterioso viaggiatore dai capelli biondi arriva a Sikri, sede della corte Mogol, e chiede udienza al sovrano Jalalluddin Muhammed Akbar, detto Akbar il Grande.
Weltbestseller und Meilenstein der WeltliteraturAm Fortan ist Saleems Leben untrennbar mit dem Schicksal des neugeborenen Staates verbunden. Und wie die eintausend anderen Mitternachtskinder, die in dieser Nacht das Licht der Welt erblicken, verfugt auch Saleem uber eine besondere telepathische Gabe, die es ihm und dem Leser ermoglicht, in die faszinierende Geschichte seiner Familie einzutauchen eine Saga vor dem Hintergrund der wechselhaften Geschichte Indiens im Le roman d'une vie qui ressemble??
Amanda Sthers est l'auteur de plusieurs romans Ma place sur la photo, , Chicken Street, , Madeleine, , Keith me, , Les Terres saintes, et de pi?? Elle a?? Couverture: M?? Machiavelli's Florence during the High Renaissance. Allegorical novel by Salman Rushdie, published in It is a historical chronicle of modern India centering on the inextricably linked fates of two children born within the first hour of independence from Great Britain. Exactly at midnight on Aug.
Saleem Sinai, who will be raised by a well-to-do Muslim couple, is actually the illegitimate son of a low-caste Hindu woman and a departing British colonist. Shiva, the son of the Muslim couple, is given to a poor Hindu street performer whose unfaithful wife has died. Saleem represents modern India. When he is 30, he writes his memoir, Midnight's Children.
Shiva is destined to be Saleem's enemy as well as India's most honored war hero. This multilayered novel places Saleem in every significant event that occurred on the Indian subcontinent in the 30 years after independence. Midnight's Children was awarded the Booker Prize for fiction in Coetzee and Arundhati Roy. In a central section, 'Messages from the Plague Years', Rushdie focuses on the fight against the Iranian fatwa, presenting texts both personal and political, which show for the first time how it was to live through those days.
The book ends with the lectures that give it its title - Rushdie's exploration of the theme of frontiers: crossing them, breaking taboos, and - in the light of September 11 - the world of permeable frontiers in which we all live.
Luka had already once experienced having magical powers. His father had told him much about the World of Magic, which exists in parallel to the Real World. Luka now crosses into that World of Magic and sets out on the quest to bring the Fire of Life back to his father.
The journey is of course full of bizarre happenings, obstacles and life-threatening dangers.
Hijos de la medianoche de Salman Rushdie (Guía de lectura) - eBook
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