Salman Rushdie's Cities: Reconfigurational Politics and the Contemporary Urban Imagination (BOK)

Vassilena Parashkevova

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Employing Salman Rushdie as a guide to a historicized contemporary, this study offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the plurality of cities along his transnational trajectory. It engages with the geographically identifiable Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad, London or New York; the phantasmal, politically coded, Jahilia or Mildendo, the inspirational yet flawed urban precedents of Fatehpur Sikri or Renaissance Florence and the ways these cities generate, interact with and transform each other. The book situates Rushdie's cities in relation to developments in Bombay, Karachi, Islamabad and London writing and focuses on novels which shuttle between cities. Parashkevova attends to cities' cultural and historical contexts, to many of Rushdie's numerous literary, cinematic and artistic influences and to diverse events, processes and paradigms - earthquakes, translations, seductions - that politically re-position cities and citizens on the contemporary urban map.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Vassilena Parashkevova
Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781472527264
Antall sider 256 Vekt 454 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -