Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Rushdie Salman
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141342399
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Release: 2012-11-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9780143124771
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9780140366501
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of a young boy's quest to restore the gift of storytelling to his father.s father.__

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0140140433
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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&Rsquo;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

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie,Tim Supple,David Tushingham
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0571196934
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307366627
Available:
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Weaving together bits of mythology, fairy tales, children’s puns, metaphysics and echoes from well-known tales as different as The Matrix and The Wizard of Oz, Luka and the Fire of Life becomes a story about things as intimate as a boy’s love for his family, and as sprawling as the meaning of life itself. 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.

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie
Author: D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781349267453
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Release: 1998-07-31
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this study of Salman Rushdie, Professor Goonetilleke examines the Rushdie affair, but focuses more on Rushdie as a novelist. He considers his fiction as art and analyses his complex position as a writer who draws on the cultures of 2 hemispheres.

Haroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9780099583042
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Release: 2013
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Haroun: Whatâe(tm)s the use of stories that arenâe(tm)t even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father canâe(tm)t tell stories anymore. That means no more laughter in the city of Alifbay and now the place stinks of sadness. So itâe(tm)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, Iâe(tm)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... Luka: What do sea monsters eat? The Old Man of the River of Time: Fish and Ships. Why was six afraid of seven? Luka: Because seven eight nine. Luckily, my father is the Riddle King and taught me everything I know. But the stakes are high in this riddle battle, couldnâe(tm)t be higher in fact! To save my father from Un-Life, Iâe(tm)ve got to beat the Old Man and steal the Fire of Life that burns at the top of the Mountain of Knowledge. Only problem is that nobody in the entire recorded history of the World of Magic has ever successfully stolen the Fire of Life... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can read an interview with the author and solve some fiendish riddles! Vintage Childrenâe(tm)s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Aliceâe(tm)s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 561
ISBN: 0312270828
Available:
Release: 2000-12
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The explosion of a jetliner over India triggers an Apocalyptic battle that sweeps across the subcontinent. Reprint.

Immortal City

Immortal City
Author: Scott Speer
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781407135236
Available:
Release: 2012-04-05
Editor: Scholastic UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if angels not only walked among us - but were our celebrities? What if they saved people for money? That's the reality in Angel City, where hot young Jackson Godspeed is the angel everyone's dying to date. Everyone except for Madison Montgomery, that is. She's too busy studying and waitressing to pay attention to the gossip blogs. Then Jackson tumbles into the diner where she works, and they forge an instant, unforgettable connection. But as Maddy is reluctantly drawn into Jackson's glamorous world, Jackson fears he's exposing her to more than just the paparazzi. A serial killer is murdering one angel at a time. Not only could Jackson be next - but it seems the killer's got sights set on Maddy...

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781839020797
Available:
Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Wizard of Oz 'was my very first literary influence,' writes Salman Rushdie in his account of the great MGM children's classic. At the age of ten he had written a story, 'Over the Rainbow', about a colourful fantasy world. But for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz is more than a children's film, and more than a fantasy. It's a story whose driving force is the inadequacy of adults, in which 'the weakness of grown-ups forces children to take control of their own destinies'. And Rushdie rejects the conventional view that its fantasy of escape from reality ends with a comforting return to home, sweet home. On the contrary, it is a film that speaks to the exile. The Wizard of Oz shows that imagination can become reality, that there is no such place like home, or rather that the only home is the one we make for ourselves. Rushdie's brilliant insights into a film more often seen than written about are rounded off with his typically scintillating short story, 'At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers,' about the day when Dorothy's red shoes are knocked down to $15,000 at a sale of MGM props. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Rushdie looks back to the circumstances in which he wrote the book, when, in the wake of the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses and the issue of a fatwa against him, the idea of home and exile held a particular resonance.

The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories

The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories
Author: Thomas Hardy
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780486148502
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Release: 2012-12-25
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three of the finest of the author's numerous short stories include the romantic title tale, the comic "The Distracted Preacher," and "The Three Strangers," a tribute to community life.

A Little Lower Than the Angels

A Little Lower Than the Angels
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0192752901
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gabriel has no idea what the future will hold when he runs away from his apprenticeship with the bad-tempered stonemason. But God Himself, in the shape of playmaster Garvey, has plans for him. He wants Gabriel for his angel...But will Gabriel's new life with the travelling players be any more secure? In a world of illusion, people are not always what they seem. Least of all Gabriel.* Geraldine McCaughrean is considered an exceptional writer of our time. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061972652
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345810243
Available:
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the greatest writers of our time: the most spellbinding, entertaining, wildly imaginative novel of his great career, which blends history and myth with tremendous philosophical depth. A masterful, mesmerizing modern tale about worlds dangerously colliding, the monsters that are unleashed when reason recedes, and a beautiful testament to the power of love and humanity in chaotic times. Inspired by 2,000 years of storytelling yet rooted in the concerns of our present moment, this is a spectacular achievement--enchanting, both very funny and terrifying. It is narrated by our descendants 1000 years hence, looking back on "The War of the Worlds" that began with "the time of the strangenesses": a simple gardener begins to levitate; a baby is born with the unnerving ability to detect corruption in people; the ghosts of two long-dead philosophers begin arguing once more; and storms pummel New York so hard that a crack appears in the universe, letting in the destructive djinns of myth (as well as some graphic superheroes). Nothing less than the survival of our world is at stake. Only one, a djinn princess who centuries before had learned to love humankind, resolves to help us: in the face of dynastic intrigue, she raises an army composed of her semi-magical great-great--etc.--grandchildren--a motley crew of endearing characters who come together to save the world in a battle waged for 1,001 nights--or, to be precise, two years, eight months and twenty-eight nights.

Illusion and Reality

Illusion and Reality
Author: David Smail
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780429914737
Available:
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as perfectly rational responses to difficulties in the sufferer's world, experienced subjectively by that person. An essential contrast is drawn between objective conceptions of normality (what reality ought to be as per commercial and other objectifying sources) and the reality of the individual's subjective experience of the world (abuse, unemployment, and so on). Chapters include tackling the myth of normality; examining shyness; and analysing the way in which assumptions behind the use of language can foster anxiety and depression. The book's primary purpose is to explain the meaning of anxiety as experienced by the sufferer. These insights also lead to a view, by way of secondary purpose, that the role of the therapist is not in 'curing' the individual, but rather to negotiate demystification and to provide insight into the effects of the problems in the sufferer's world, based on the sufferer and the therapist's shared subjective understanding.

Grimus

Grimus
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307358738
Available:
Release: 2010-11-05
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After drinking an elixir that bestows immortality upon him, a young Indian named Flapping Eagle spends the next seven hundred years sailing the seas with the blessing–and ultimately the burden–of living forever. Eventually, weary of the sameness of life, he journeys to the mountainous Calf Island to regain his mortality. There he meets other immortals obsessed with their own stasis and sets out to scale the island’s peak, from which the mysterious and corrosive Grimus Effect emits. Through a series of thrilling quests and encounters, Flapping Eagle comes face-to-face with the island’s creator and unwinds the mysteries of his own humanity. Salman Rushdie’s celebrated debut novel remains as powerful and as haunting as when it was first published more than thirty years ago.

Listen to the Heron s Words

Listen to the Heron s Words
Author: Gloria Goodwin Raheja,Ann Grodzins Gold
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0520083717
Available:
Release: 1994-04-29
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In many South Asian oral traditions, herons are viewed as duplicitous and conniving. These traditions tend also to view women as fragmented identities, dangerously split between virtue and virtuosity, between loyalties to their own families and those of their husbands. In women's songs, however, symbolic herons speak, telling of alternative moral perspectives shaped by women. The heron's words—and women's expressive genres more generally—criticize pervasive North Indian ideologies of gender and kinship that place women in subordinate positions. By inviting readers to "listen to the heron's words," the authors convey this shift in moral perspective and suggest that these spoken truths are compelling and consequential for the women in North India. The songs and narratives bear witness to a provocative cultural dissonance embedded in women's speech. This book reveals the power of these critical commentaries and the fluid and permeable boundaries between spoken words and the lives of ordinary village women.

The Jaguar Smile

The Jaguar Smile
Author: Salman Rushdie
Pages: 137
ISBN: 0312422784
Available:
Release: 2003-09
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses describes his 1986 trip to Nicaragua and shares his impressions of the true Nicaragua--the people, politics, land, poetry, and problems behind the headlines. Reprint.

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie s Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Anonim
Pages: 82
ISBN: 1854594540
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Cast size: large.