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Salman Rushdie

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(1947– ) British writer, born in India, whose novel The Satanic Verses was denounced as blasphemous by many Muslims, leading to a demand for the author's death from Ayatollah ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Salman ( Ahmed Salman Rushdie ) ( 1947 – ) British novelist , b. India . His early works, including the Booker Prize-winning Midnight's Children ( 1981 ), were eclipsed by Satanic Verses ( 1988 ). This novel incited the condemnation of Islamic extremists who perceived the book as blasphemy , and he was sentenced to death by Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran. In hiding, he wrote a number of works, including a children's book, Haroun and the Sea of Stories ( 1990 ) and the novel The Moor's Last Sigh ( 1995 ). In 1998 the Iranian government...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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..., Salman ( 1947 –), Indian novelist living in England. Ahmed Salman Rushdie, born in Bombay and educated at Cambridge University, is famed for his complex and controversial novels for adults but has also written one children's book: Haroun and the Sea of Stories ( 1990 ), initially composed for his young son. Though witty and enjoyable on the surface level—the son, Haroun , saves not only his storytelling father (the “Shah of Blah”), but also stories in general— Haroun is a multilayered text. It points up the intertextuality of all tales, weaving...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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Literature
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...case in Haroun . SB Stephen Benson Batty, Nancy E. , ‘ The Art of Suspense: Rushdie's 1001 (Mid-) Nights ’, Ariel , 18 (1987). Brennan, Timothy , Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation (1989). Cundy, Catherine , ‘Through Childhood's Window: Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ , in D. M. Fletcher (ed.), Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie (1994). Deszcz, Justyna, Rushdie in Wonderland: Fairytaleness in Salman Rushdie's Fiction (2004). Rushdie, Salman , Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981–1991 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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...in Haroun . Stephen Benson Batty, Nancy E. , ‘The Art of Suspense: Rushdie’s 1001 (Mid-) Nights’, Ariel , 18 (1987). Brennan, Timothy , Salman Rushdie and the Third World: Myths of the Nation (1989). Cundy, Catherine , ‘Through Childhood’s Window: Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ , in D. M. Fletcher (ed.), Perspectives on the Fiction of Salman Rushdie (1994). Deszcz, Justyna , Rushdie in Wonderland: Fairytaleness in Salman Rushdie’s Fiction (2004). Rushdie, Salman , Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981–1991 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Salman ( Ahmed Salman Rushdie ) ( 1947–  ), Anglo-Indian novelist , born in Bombay, educated at Rugby School, and King's College, Cambridge. He worked as an actor and as an advertising copywriter before taking up writing full-time after the great success of his second novel, Midnight's Children ( 1981 ; Booker Prize, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize). His first published novel, Grimus ( 1975 ), a fantasy inspired by a twelfth-century Sufi narrative poem, The Conference of the Birds (the ‘birds’ of the traditional fable transformed into a...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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Literature
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...Text in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children . Montreal, 2004. Kuortti, Joel . Fictions to Live In: Narration as an Argument for Fiction in Salman Rushdie's Novels . Frankfurt, 1998. Examines the centrality of storytelling to Rushdie's work and to human society in general. Kuortti, Joel . The Salman Rushdie Bibliography: A Bibliography of Salman Rushdie's Work and Rushdie Criticism . Frankfurt, 1997. Levy, Leonard Williams . Blasphemy: Verbal Offense against the Sacred, from Moses to Salman Rushdie . New York, 1993. MacDonogh, Steve , ed. The Rushdie...

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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2009
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... Rushdie Ahmed Salman Rushdie is the Indian-born British writer whose 1988 novel The Satanic Verses provoked widespread protests in the Muslim world and the issuing of a death sentence by Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Rushdie was born on 19 June 1947 in Bombay, where he grew up until the beginning of the 1960s, when Rushdie left the sheltered John Cotton Boy's High School in Bombay for the elite Rugby School in England, where he encountered racial hostility. He entered King's College, Cambridge, in 1965 . He later became a...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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..., Salman ( 1947– ) FRSL. Novelist and short story writer , born in Bombay (Mumbai) to a Muslim family. His first book, Grimus ( 1975 ), an abstruse fantasy based on a medieval Sūfī poem, was followed by Midnight's Children ( 1981 , Booker Prize ), a swarming comic saga which won him literary prominence. In it Saleem Sinai, born as midnight strikes the dawn of India's Independence, symbolizes his nation's changing fortunes and its intractable divisions. Shame ( 1983 ), a savage satirical fable interspersed with chapters of authorial comment,...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Salman ( 1947–  ) Novelist and short story writer , born in Bombay (Mumbai) to a Muslim family, educated at Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge; he worked as an actor and as an advertising copywriter before becoming a novelist. His first book, Grimus ( 1975 ), an abstruse fantasy based on a medieval Sūfī poem, was followed by Midnight's Children ( 1981 , Booker Prize ), a swarming comic saga which won him literary prominence. In it Saleem Sinai, born as midnight strikes the dawn of India's Independence, symbolizes his nation's changing fortunes...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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146 words

...0Salman Salman Rushdie 1947 –   Indian -born British novelist . On Rushdie: see khomeini ; see also advertising slogans Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 1 Most of what matters what matters in your life takes place in your absence To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world. Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 1 understand just one life swallow the world swallow the world Every pickle-jar…contains, therefore, the most exalted of possibilities: the feasibility of the...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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2008
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...0Salman Salman Rushdie 1947 –   Indian -born British novelist . His work, chiefly associated with magic realism, includes Midnight's Children (1981) and The Satanic Verses (1988). The latter, regarded by Muslims as blasphemous, caused Ayatollah khomeini to issue a fatwa in 1989 condemning Rushdie to death (in 1998 the Iranian government dissociated itself from the fatwa) . On Rushdie: see khomeini , advertising slogans Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. Midnight's Children (1981) matters in your life matters...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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Quotations
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...0Salman Salman Rushdie 1947 –   Indian -born British novelist To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world. Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 1 understand just one life swallow the world swallow the world Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. Midnight's Children (1981) bk. 2 The empire writes back with a vengeance. in Times 3 July 1982; see Lucas empire writes back empire writes back Literature is the one place in any society where, within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Current Version:
2011
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...Salman Rushdie 1947 Indian -born novelist Naughty but nice. Before achieving fame and misfortune as a novelist, Rushdie worked as a freelance advertising copywriter in London. In 1988, appearing on BBC Radio's Desert Island Discs , he claimed to have originated the use of the phrase ‘Naughty but nice’ to promote fresh cream in cakes for the National Dairy Council (from 1977 onwards). Advertisements being collaborative efforts, agencies – in this case Ogilvy & Mather – are reluctant to concede creative triumphs to particular individuals. Whatever his...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Sir Salman ( 1947–  ) British writer, born in India, whose novel The Satanic Verses was denounced as blasphemous by many Muslims, leading to a demand for the author's death from Ayatollah Khomeini . Born to wealthy parents in Bombay, Rushdie was educated in England at Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge. He became a British citizen in 1964 . On graduating in 1968 he worked briefly as an actor before starting a career as an advertising copywriter. His first novel, Grimus , appeared in 1974 , but Rushdie...

Salman Rushdie 1947– 

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Salman999 Salman Rushdie 1947–  I would like to inform all the intrepid Muslims in the world that the author of the book entitled The Satanic Verses , which has been compiled, printed and published in opposition to Islam, the Prophet and the Qur'an, as well as those publishers who were aware of its contents, have been declared madhur el dam [ those whose blood must be shed ] . I call on all zealous Muslims to execute them quickly, wherever they find them, so that no-one will dare to insult Islam again. Whoever is killed in this path will be regarded...

Rushdie, Sir [Ahmed] Salman

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Sir [Ahmed] Salman ( 1947–  ) British novelist Grimus ( 1975 ) Fiction Midnight's Children ( 1981 ) Fiction Shame ( 1983 ) Fiction The Jaguar Smile ( 1987 ) Non-Fiction The Satanic Verses ( 1988 ) Fiction Haroun and the Sea of Stories ( 1990 ) Children's Fiction In Good Faith ( 1990 ) Non-Fiction Imaginary Homelands ( 1991 ) Non-Fiction The Wizard of Oz ( 1992 ) Non-Fiction East, West ( 1994 ) Fiction Short Stories The Moor's Last Sigh ( 1995 ) Fiction The Ground Beneath Her Feet ( 1999 ) Fiction Fury ( 2001 ) Fiction...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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94 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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Ahmed Salman Rushdie is the Indian-born British writer whose 1988 novel The Satanic Verses provoked widespread protests in the Muslim world and the issuing of a death sentence by Iran's ...

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