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Hanif Kureishi: Contemporary Critical Perspectives by Susan Alice Fischer

By Susan Alice Fischer

considering his staggering Academy Award-nominated movie, My appealing Laundrette (1985), Hanif Kureishi has been well-known as an incredible author who has either documented and profoundly prompted modern British tradition. His first novel, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), is still a key paintings in redefining our feel of what it capability to be English within the postcolonial era.

Hanif Kureishi: modern severe Perspectives brings jointly top students of latest British fiction and tradition to think again the whole diversity of the author's writings, from novels comparable to The Black Album, My Son the Fanatic and Something to inform You to motion pictures corresponding to Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, My Son the Fanatic and Venus. in addition to exploring Kureishi's dealing with of such topics as Thatcherism, terrorism, race, category and sexuality, the ebook movement strikes past sociological and psychoanalytical methods, interpreting the stylistic positive factors of his latest novel, The final Word. the amount comprises interviews with Stephen Frears, the director of My attractive Launderette, and with Hanif Kureishi himself, in addition to a foreword via Roger Michell, who has directed numerous of the author's screenplays, so much lately Le Week-End.

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