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Oost, west

Salman Rushdie (author)
Negen deels autobiografisch gei͏̈nspireerde verhalen met als thema de tegenstelling tussen Oost en West.
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verhalen
Title
Oost, west
Author
Salman Rushdie
Language
Dutch
Original title
East, West
Publisher
Amsterdam: Contact, 1994
165 p.
ISBN
90-254-0963-6

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De eerste bundel verhalen van Rushdie wisselt van register, decor en inhoud, maar alle verhalen cirkelen op de één of andere manier rond het verschil tussen 'Oost' en 'West'. Vaak is er sprake van een toevallige confrontatie tussen beide werelden, die nooit onschuldig blijkt. Hoogtepunt zijn enkele quasi-historische inlevingen, in de ziel van de hofnar van Hamlet (Shakespeare) en in die van Columbus, die naar koningin Isabella's pijpen danst. Het Nederlands van de vertaling is vooral in de eerste reeks regionalistisch aandoende verhalen hier en daar beslist krakkemikkig, terwijl het juist daar nauw luistert. Pocketeditie.

About Salman Rushdie

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist whose work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with much of his fiction being set on the Indian subcontinent.

His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries. Death threats were made against him, including a fatwā calling for his assassination issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on 14 February 1989. The British government put Rushdie under police protection.

In 1983, Rushd…Read more on Wikipedia