Languages Of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

May 25, 2021|
Languages Of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 by Salman Rushdie
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Newly collected, revised, and expanded non-fiction--including one original essay--from the first two decades of the twenty-first century by the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author.

Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating deep truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of non-fiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time.

Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie''s own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of "truth," revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie''s signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.

Languages of Truth offers the author''s most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination.
SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of fourteen novels--including Luka and the Fire of Life; Grimus; Midnight''s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); Shame; The Satanic Verses; Haroun and the Sea of Stories; The Moor''s Last Sigh; The Ground Beneath Her Feet; Fury; Shalimar the Clown; The Enchantress of Flo...
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Title:Languages Of Truth: Essays 2003-2020
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9.5 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.5 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Published:May 25, 2021
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780735279346

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