Shame

Shame

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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The novel that set the stage for his modern classic, The Satanic Verses , Shame is Salman Rushdie's phantasmagoric epic of an unnamed country that is "not quite Pakistan." In this dazzling tale of an ongoing duel between the families of two men-one a celebrated wager of war, the other a debauched lover of pleasure-Rushdie brilliantly portrays a world caught between honor and humiliation-"shamelessness, shame: the roots of violence." Shame is an astonishing story that grows more timely by the day.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008
Edition: 2008 Random House trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780307786647
0307786641
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (284 p.) : port

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lukasevansherman
Dec 15, 2015

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. -

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lukasevansherman
Nov 22, 2013

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. With respect to the other commentator, I don't think he knocks out Marquez or murders Dostoyevsky.

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lordfeline
Mar 10, 2011

no one has ever described the vissicitudes of dysfunctional family life like Salman Rushdie has in Shame. Beautiful, haunting , unforgettably cruel to its characters, a beast without sense of limitations set out by literary preconceptions. Prose and poetry entwine like the perfect garment to clothe an already formidable form of grace soked art. Rushdie is nothing less than pure genius. His brand of genius rivalling the greats of literature and poetry.Iwould dare to argue his skill exceeds that of Turgenev, nearly matches that of Kafka, knocks Marquez out completly, murders Dostoyevsky in his neurotic hole.

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