Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Rushdie Salman
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780141342399

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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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780143124771

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It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. R is for Rushdie. Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie’s classic children’s novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver’s Travels, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun, a 12-year-old boy sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1993
Genre: Adventure stories, Indian
ISBN: 9780140366501

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 1991
Genre: Fairy tales
ISBN: 0140140433

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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.

Haroun and Luka

Haroun and Luka
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2013
Genre: Children's stories
ISBN: 9780099583042

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"The magical adventures of Khalifa brothers, Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Luka and the Fire of Life, published together for the first time"--Publisher's website.

Luka and the Fire of Life

Luka and the Fire of Life
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-11-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780307366627

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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.

Fancies and Dreams

Fancies and Dreams
Author: Blanche C. Carter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1908
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: NYPL:33433111598961

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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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1998
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0571196934

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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.

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-07-25
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781839020797

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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.

Little Gem

Little Gem
Author: Anna Zobel
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781760147679

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Sometimes getting a little lost can help you discover who you really are . . . When her spell at Witchcraft School goes wrong, Gem lands in an unfamiliar, empty cottage, outside a strange, colourful town. Everyone in Ellsworth Pining thinks Gem is their new village witch, even when Gem tries to correct them. And Gem’s new friends do need her. The Weather Worker is missing, and there are tales of a terrifying beast in the woods. Gem might know a spell that could help – if she can get it right.

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2000-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312270828

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

Listen to the Heron s Words

Listen to the Heron s Words
Author: Gloria Goodwin Raheja,Ann Grodzins Gold
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1994-04-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0520083717

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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.

Getting Restless

Getting Restless
Author: Nancy Welch
Publsiher: Boynton/Cook Pub
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1997
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: UOM:39015045677997

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Drawing primarily on feminist and psychoanalytic theories, Welch considers how revision can be redefined not as a process of increasing orientation toward a particular thesis or discourse community, but instead as a process of dis-orientation.

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345810243

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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.

Reading Rushdie

Reading Rushdie
Author: M. D. Fletcher
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1994
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9051837658

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Salman Rushdie is perhaps the most important writer of the present time. His significant and controversial literary interventions in debates on post-colonial culture and contemporary South Asian Islam are matched by the contribution he has made to postmodern literature in the West (culminating in the award to him in 1993 of the twenty-fifth-anniversary Booker of Bookers prize).This collection of articles focuses on Rushdie's five novels. The context is set by the introduction, The Politics of Salman Rushdie's Fiction, which discusses the political stance of Rushdie's fiction, the various influences on his work, and the textual strategies and techniques he employs, for political expression and cultural critique. The postmodern/post-colonial interface, the carnivalesque, and satire are major themes treated here and in the articles that follow, which also provide diverse other perspectives on Rushdie's thought and method. A number of essays have been commissioned specially for this volume. An appendix listing selected writings by Rushdie and articles on the Satanic Verses Affair is followed by a comprehensive bibliography annotating critical studies of Rushdie's work.