The Moor's Last Sigh

The Moor's Last Sigh

eBook - 1997
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Winner of England's prestigious Whitbread Ward, Rushdie's first novel in seven years is a peppery melange of genres: a deliciously inventive family saga; a subversive alternate history of modern India; a fairy tale as inexhaustibly imagined as any in The Arabian Nights; and a book of ideas on topics from art to ethnicity, from religious fanaticism to the terrifying power of love.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1997
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780307787507
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (435 p.)


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AL_BENJAMIN Mar 13, 2018

A family saga reflecting the troubled state of India. The protagonists are four generations of the da Gama, who became wealthy in the spice trade before declining into gangsterism. Their tale is narrated by the family's last descendant and he attributes their fall to bickering, a reflection of Hi... Read More »

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AL_MARINA Jun 13, 2017

While not directly part of Don Quixote's world, the book draws inspiration from the characters and themes.

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Apr 24, 2017

This is Salman Rushdie at his best. He takes you yonder, some magical reality, away from the surface of this earth, yet remains understandable, with the down to earth clarity, uncharacteristic (to me), of his other novels like Haroun and and the sea of stories, Satanic verses and Mid-Night's Children. I find it hard to select reading materials, after reading any Salman Rushdie. In this i learn that, "Every love is good, even defeated love..."

Mar 11, 2011

The destruction of an empire as told by one of its fallen sons,an abomination everyone will abuse. While in certain aspects similar to Rushdie equally masterful book Shame , The Moors Last Sigh sheds the skin of poetry that Shame wore so confidently. it does steal anything away fromit, on the contrary, its adherence to reality imbues upon its prose a completly unique, and no less enjoyable quality. if you have yet to taste Rushdies delicacies of literature, i would recommend this as perfect entree.


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