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From the Booker Prize winning author of The Satanic Verses comes nine stories that reveal the oceanic d. Home has become such a scattered damaged various concept in our present travails There is so much to yearn for There are so few rainbows any How hard can we expect even a pair of magic shoes to work They promised to take us home but are metaphors of homeliness comprehensible to them are abstractions permissible Are they literalists or will they permit us to redefine the blessed word Are we asking hoping for too much As our numberless needs emerge from their redoubts and press in upon the electrified glass will the shoes like the Grimms ancient flatfish lose patience with our ever growing demands and return us to the hovels of our discontentsSince those days I have dedicated myself to her memory I have made of myself a candle at her templeI am aware that after all these years of separation and non communication the Gale I adore is not entirely a real person The real Gale has become confused with my re imagining of her with my private elaboration of our continuing life together in an alternative universe devoid of ape men The real Gale may by now be beyond our grasp ineffable The Illusionists us home but are metaphors of homeliness comprehensible to them are abstractions permissible Are they literalists or will they permit Planet of the Bugs us to redefine the blessed word Are we asking hoping for too much As our numberless needs emerge from their redoubts and press in Fishes of the Open Ocean upon the electrified glass will the shoes like the Grimms ancient flatfish lose patience with our ever growing demands and return Out of Bounds (Boundaries, us to the hovels of our discontentsSince those days I have dedicated myself to her memory I have made of myself a candle at her templeI am aware that after all these years of separation and non communication the Gale I adore is not entirely a real person The real Gale has become confused with my re imagining of her with my private elaboration of our continuing life together in an alternative Grass, Sky, Song universe devoid of ape men The real Gale may by now be beyond our grasp ineffable

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Book renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and instruct us with the same sentence. My first of Salman Rushdie and I m uite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try out reading a book or two by him but haven t had a chance yet But luckily I got this short stories book from the Big Bad Wolf so I guess it will do as my first reading from Salman RushdieThe book separated to three part East West and East West I really love the East part enjoyed reading all of the 3 stories narratives were gripping took me into a journey of cultural and tradition family and religious While the West part was a bit confusing and thought provoking for me I actually twice reading the Christopher Columbus story pheww I was a bit blurred at this part and really trying my best to enjoy my read The writings took me into an imaginary and bizarre feeling but somehow I love the writing style a lot It seems heavy but uite impressive East West was my favorite as well the balance of the other two parts I love Chekov and Zulu so much Wonderful prose and entertainingA very intriguing book I may say Not bad for my first 35

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Istances and the unexpected intimacies between East and West Daring extravagant comical and humane this. This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a variety of styles I read this book today in one sitting and found it uite an endearing read Salman Rushie does really well in the short form I m really glad I picked this one in the library today I actually wrote a rather lengthily review and then I accidentally deleted it What is one to do Instead of writing another lengthily review I ll just grade the stories separately and write bullet reviewsEASTGOOD ADVICE IS RARER THAN RUBIES 45Surprisingly optimist and heart warming ending was not what I expected but it felt appropriate enough I uite liked this one THE FREE RADIO 45A successful short story uite depressive and gloom in tone but it feels all the authentic for itTHE PROPHET S HAIR 55It is written in what I would call Rushie s own style of magic realism and thus uite delightful in its mix of subtle irony dark humor and sincere tragedy WESTYORICK 35This story that puts words into mouth of fictional characters like Hamlet and Ophelia is interestingly written The experimental style of writing is a nice change but uite frankly I found it a bit hard to followAT THE AUCTION OF THE RUBY SLIPPERS 45 Set in a future world this story talks of a man who attends an auction for legendary ruby slippers in hope of winning a lost love I uite liked its clever commentary on consumerism and its fantastical elementsCHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE UEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN CONSUMMATE THEIR RELATIONSHIP 45One story belonging to magic realism this wonderfully imaginative tale will be hard to forget EAST WESTTHE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES 45Excellent portraying of characters and a fantastic ending make it stand out CHEKHOV AND ZULU 45At times a bit hard to follow maybe because the Star Trek references and metaphors took a life of their own I was having a hard time figuring who among the Star Trek is supposed to represent who in the modern India are Klingons a metaphor for Sikhs Still it is a wonderfully written story that speaks of two friends and their relationship THE COURTIER 55A touching tale that touches on many aspects of life of one immigrant family The people they come in contact with have tales of their own to tell Especially sweet was the unexpected romance between an elderly Indian Aya nanny and a Slavic porter who suffered a stroke and who knows what else but could still play chess as a master he used to be and teach it to Aya

  • Hardcover
  • 216
  • East West
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 19 June 2019
  • 9780224041348

About the Author: Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent His style is often classified as magical realism while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western worldHis fourth novel The Satanic Verses led to protests from Muslims in several coun.



10 thoughts on “East West

  1. says:

    I read this book with my husband in a hosptial in India after he had an attack from his leukemia I read this series of short stories to him as he lay in his hospital bed He was very ill in a foreign country and despite these very frigthening circumstances we laughed till we cried convinced that this book could speak to no one else in the world directly than to us

  2. says:

    Enjoyed the Indian East short stories tremendously Somehow did not relate much actually not at all to the West stories somehow in those felt he was trying too hard to impress when simple is what he does best although since I've not read Rushdie before have no clue what he does best but that was my impression that he was trying to capture an audience not familiar with him Maybe I failed to see the message of

  3. says:

    ‘Home’ has become such a scattered damaged various concept in our present travails There is so much to yearn for There

  4. says:

    I kind of breezed through this one East West is a compilation of short stories written by renowned author Salman Rushdie This is my first book by him I know it's a travesty blah blah blah But I got my chance this time and I went with it Honestly I was a little nervous about how I would take to Salman Rushdie's writing style I had heard much

  5. says:

    I read 'The Prophet’s Hair' by Salman Rushdie from this book and it has a good theme but a very dark meaning The story is written in Magic Realism like many other works by Rushdie The story line and the way Rushdie is portrayed it is extremely negative It shines a dark shadow on any form of religion specifically orthodox Islam

  6. says:

    This is a lovely collection of short stories it really is Divided into three parts East West East West it is written in a variety of styles I

  7. says:

    Salman Rushdie uses a vast array of sophisticated narrative techniues to clarify his views about religion and its apparent stronghold on an individual’s life The Prophet’s Hair has an almost satirical theme often mock

  8. says:

    GENERAL short story collection enjoyable but not the most amazing some stories were engaging than others common theme the desire for transcendenceLIKES pacing of each story as well as the overall collection was great Rushdie displayed

  9. says:

    My first of Salman Rushdie and I'm uite nervous about it Heard a lot about this author and been thinking to try

  10. says:

    This was a good collection of short stories couple of which bordered into fantasy which to my greater delight and surprise I enjoyed This boo

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