Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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Author: Rushdie Salman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141342390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins.

Haroun and The Sea Of Stories

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351182835

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In a sad city, the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name, lived a professional storyteller named Rashid and his son Haroun.' Thus begins Rushdie's magical and delightful book, which is comprised of hundreds of stories, funny and sad, all of them juggled at once, together with sorcery and love, wicked uncles and fat aunts, and mustachioed gangsters in yellow check pants.

Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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Author: Salman Rushdie,Tim Supple,David Tushingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571196937

Category: Drama

Page: 82

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Tim Supple's adaptations of Grimm Tales and More Grimm Tales have been universally acclaimed. With the help of David Tushingham, he has adapted Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories for the stage. Set in an exotic eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Rushdie's novel inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver's Travels, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way he encounters many foes, intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

Luka und das Lebensfeuer

Roman

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641218977

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Alles beginnt mit einem Zirkusbesuch: Aus Tierliebe verflucht der zwölfjährige Luka den grausamen Zirkusdirektor Captain Aag. In derselben Nacht bricht im Zirkus ein Brand aus, und die Tiere wagen den Aufstand. Zwei von ihnen – Hund, der Bär, ein begnadeter Tänzer, und Bär, der Hund, ein begabter Sänger – nehmen Zuflucht bei Luka. Sie werden seine besten Freunde. Doch Aag schwört Rache. Bald nach dem Brand fällt Raschid in einen tiefen Schlaf und wacht nicht mehr auf. Nur wenn Luka das große Lebensfeuer holt und es seinem Vater verabreicht, kann er ihn retten ...

From Haroun and the Sea of Stories

(Penguin Petit)

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351185591

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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Haroun's father Rashid is the greatest storyteller in the sad sad city of Alfibay. He juggles a million stories without a single mistake, and Haroun grows up in a home with a song on his mother’s lips, and a story on his father's. But whenever he asks where his stories come from, his father would stick his thumb between his lips and say glug glug glug – it comes from a secret invisible tap. One day, Haroun's fathers stories all dry up – he opens his mouth, and no stories come out. Can Haroun bring back his fathers tales? Written with Salman Rushdie's trademark wit and rich prose, this short slice of his classic children's tale Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a delight for all.

Wut

Roman

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Author: Salman Rushdie,Gisela Stege

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 381

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Luka and the Fire of Life

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407092464

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task. With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

Zwei Jahre, acht Monate und achtundzwanzig Nächte

Roman

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641174902

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Der neue große Roman des Booker-Preisträgers Salman Rushdie erzählt in seinem neuen Roman eine zeitlose Liebesgeschichte in einer Welt, in der die Unvernunft regiert. Dunia, die Fürstin des Lichts, verliebt sich in den Philosophen Ibn Rush und zeugt mit ihm viele Kinder, die in die Welt hinaus ziehen. Ibn Rush gilt als Gottesfeind, sein Gegenspieler ist der tiefgläubige islamische Philosoph Ghazali. Die Geister der beiden geraten in Streit. Der Kampf des Glaubens gegen die Vernunft beginnt und entfacht einen so furchtbaren Sturm, dass sich im Weltall ein Spalt öffnet, durch den die zerstörerischen Dschinn zu uns kommen. Die Existenz der Welt steht auf dem Spiel. Dunia entschließt sich, den Menschen zu helfen. Mit großer Fabulierlust verwebt Salman Rushdie Märchenwelten mit unserer heutigen Wirklichkeit. Rasant, komisch und absolut hinreißend, denn Zwei Jahre, acht Monate und achtundzwanzig Nächte ergeben genau tausendundeine Nacht.

Salman Rushdie

A Postmodern Reading of His Major Works

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Author: Sabrina Hassumani

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639344

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 154

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"Salman Rushdie: A Postmodern Reading of His Major Works attempts a close textual analysis of Rushdie's five major novels: Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and The Moor's Last Sigh. It focuses on the manner in which Rushdie is a postmodern writer whose subject is the postcolonial moment and makes the point that unlike many other contemporary subcontinental authors writing in English, Rushdie recognizes that practicing identity politics leads to nativism and nationalism, categories he rejects because they merely invert the colonizer/colonized binary, leaving violent hierarchies intact. His impulse, instead, is to deconstruct the colonizer/colonized binary and in doing so attempt to clear a "new" postmodern space."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reading Rushdie

Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie

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Author: M. D. Fletcher

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051837650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.

Fiction After the Fatwa

Salman Rushdie and the Charm of Catastrophe

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Author: Madelena Gonzalez

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042019621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Fiction after the Fatwa: Salman Rushdie and the Charm of Catastrophe proposes for the first time an examination of what Rushdie has achieved as a writer since the fourteenth of February 1989, the date of the fatwa. This study argues that his constant questioning of fictional form and the language used to articulate it have opened up new opportunities and further possibilities for writing in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through close readings and intensive textual analysis, arranged chronologically, Fiction after the Fatwaprovides a thought-provoking reflection on the writer's achievements over the last thirteen years. Aimed principally at academics and students, but also of interest to the general reader, it engages with the specific nature of the post-fatwa fiction as it moves from the fairy-tale world of Haroun and the Sea of Stories to the heartbreaking post-realism of Fury.

Golden House

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641219388

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Seit "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" gab es keinen Roman mehr, der unsere Zeit so treffend, unterhaltsam und weitsichtig erklärt. Nero Golden kommt aus einem Land, dessen Namen er nie wieder hören wollte, seit er mit seinen drei erwachsenen Söhnen vor ein paar Jahren nach New York gezogen ist und sich eine junge Russin zur Frau genommen hat. Der junge Filmemacher René wohnt im Nachbarhaus und ist fasziniert von der Familie, die ihm besten Stoff für ein Drehbuch liefert: Aufstieg und Fall eines skrupellos ehrgeizigen, narzisstischen und mediengewandten Schurken, der Make-up trägt und sich die Haare färbt. René wird Zeuge und in einer folgenschweren Episode sogar Teilhaber des dekadenten Treibens im Golden House, dessen Besitzer nicht nur den Vornamen mit Kaiser Nero teilt ... Salman Rushdie erfasst den irritierenden Zeitgeist und zeichnet mit größter Erzählkunst ein treffendes Bild unserer heutigen Welt. Dieser Roman beweist aufs Neue, dass er einer der besten Geschichtenerzähler unserer Tage ist.

The Cambridge Companion to Salman Rushdie

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Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Salman Rushdie is a major contemporary writer, who engages with some of the vital issues of our times: migrancy, postcolonialism, religious authoritarianism. This Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to his entire oeuvre. Part I provides thematic readings of Rushdie and his work, with chapters on how Bollywood films are intertextual with the fiction, the place of family and gender in the work, the influence of English writing and reflections on the fatwa. Part II discusses Rushdie's importance for postcolonial writing and provides detailed interpretations of his fiction. In one volume, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the author and his work in a range of expert essays and readings. With its detailed chronology of Rushdie's life and a comprehensive bibliography of further reading, this volume will be invaluable to undergraduates studying Rushdie and to the general reader interested in his work.

Himmelssucher

Roman

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Author: Ayad Akhtar

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 364109027X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eine Geschichte von Verblendung, Schuld und der Hoffnung auf Versöhnung Milwaukee, Ende der siebziger Jahre: Hayat ist zehn Jahre alt, als Mina, die Jugendfreundin seiner Mutter, aus Pakistan nach Amerika kommt. Zwischen der schönen wie klugen Frau und dem verschlossenen Jungen entsteht eine innige Beziehung. Mina ist ihrem neuen Leben gegenüber aufgeschlossen, fühlt sich ihrer Kultur und ihrem Glauben aber weiter eng verbunden. So ist sie es auch, die Hayat mit dem Koran vertraut macht. Doch niemand, am allerwenigsten Mina selbst, ahnt, welch tiefgreifenden Einfluss dies auf den Teenager hat. Als Mina sich in Nathan Wolfsohn verliebt, sieht Hayat seine Welt und alles, was ihm wichtig scheint, bedroht. Aus Eifersucht und Angst begeht er einen ungeheuerlichen Verrat. Zu spät begreift er, welche Katastrophe er damit über diejenigen heraufbeschwört, die er am meisten liebt. Mit diesem bewegenden Familiendrama ist Ayad Akhtar ein überaus beeindruckender Debütroman gelungen. Klar und einfühlsam zeichnet er seine Figuren, ihre innere Zerrissenheit, ihre Sehnsüchte und Enttäuschungen. Er erzählt von Verblendung und Schuld, ohne zu verurteilen – und von der Hoffnung, dass Versöhnung möglich ist.

Chroniken von York - Die Suche nach dem Schattencode

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Author: Laura Ruby

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732011542

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Ein fantastisches Großstadtabenteuer in einem fiktiven New York für Leser ab 12 Jahren mit einer originellen Story, liebevoll gezeichneten Charakteren und einer ordentlichen Portion Humor. Seit 150 Jahren versuchen die New Yorker, den geheimnisvollen Schattencode zu entschlüsseln. Viele halten ihn bloß für ein Märchen, eine Legende, eine Touristenattraktion. Doch was, wenn der Code nur auf die Richtigen gewartet hat? Auch die Zwillinge Tess und Theo und ihr Freund Jaime folgen den Hinweisen des Schattencodes und begeben sich dabei auf eine abenteuerliche Schnitzeljagd quer durch ein fantastisches New York, das voller Geheimnisse und Gefahren steckt. Die Geschwister Morningstar waren geniale Architekten und Erfinder. Sie bauten in den Himmel ragende Türme mit zickzackfahrenden Aufzügen, unzähligen Geheimgängen und intelligenten Maschinen. Aber eines Tages waren die Morningstars spurlos verschwunden. Zurück blieben nur ihre berühmten Gebäude und ein mysteriöser Code, dessen Auflösung unvorstellbare Reichtümer verspricht. 150 Jahre später finden die Zwillinge Tess und Theo und ihr Nachbar Jaime einen neuen Hinweis auf den bislang ungelösten Code- und der kommt genau im richtigen Moment! Denn sie müssen unbedingt den Abriss ihres Apartmenthauses verhindern. Und es scheint, als habe der Code nur auf sie gewartet ...

Die satanischen Verse

Roman

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641112672

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch, für das Salman Rushdie zum Tode verurteilt wurde Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen Gut und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.

Transmedia Frictions

The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities

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Author: Marsha Kinder,Tara McPherson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Editors Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson present an authoritative collection of essays on the continuing debates over medium specificity and the politics of the digital arts. Comparing the term "transmedia" with "transnational," they show that the movement beyond specific media or nations does not invalidate those entities but makes us look more closely at the cultural specificity of each combination. In two parts, the book stages debates across essays, creating dialogues that give different narrative accounts of what is historically and ideologically at stake in medium specificity and digital politics. Each part includes a substantive introduction by one of the editors. Part 1 examines precursors, contemporary theorists, and artists who are protagonists in this discursive drama, focusing on how the transmedia frictions and continuities between old and new forms can be read most productively: N. Katherine Hayles and Lev Manovich redefine medium specificity, Edward Branigan and Yuri Tsivian explore nondigital precursors, Steve Anderson and Stephen Mamber assess contemporary archival histories, and Grahame Weinbren and Caroline Bassett defend the open-ended mobility of newly emergent media. In part 2, trios of essays address various ideologies of the digital: John Hess and Patricia R. Zimmerman, Herman Gray, and David Wade Crane redraw contours of race, space, and the margins; Eric Gordon, Cristina Venegas, and John T. Caldwell unearth database cities, portable homelands, and virtual fieldwork; and Mark B.N. Hansen, Holly Willis, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Guillermo Gómez-Peña examine interactive bodies transformed by shock, gender, and color. An invaluable reference work in the field of visual media studies, Transmedia Frictions provides sound historical perspective on the social and political aspects of the interactive digital arts, demonstrating that they are never neutral or innocent.

Haroun Aur Sagar Kisson Ka

(Hindi Edition)

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Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184005369

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 174

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This is translated from English book Haroun and the Sea of Stories written by Salman Rushdie. What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can’t tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks of sadness. So it’s up to me to put things right. If the water genie Iff can take me on the Hoopoe bird Butt all the way to Gup City then maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to persuade the Grand Comptroller to give my father his Story Water supply back. Trouble is, that is strictly forbidden, one hundred percent banned, no way Jose territory...

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children and Teenagers in English Language Education

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Author: Janice Bland

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165991

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.