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Introduction

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780719070501
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701225 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the intellectual basis of Salman Rushdie's politicised aesthetic in detail. It is worth noting from the outset, however, that one of the characteristic features of Rushdie's writing is its self-consciousness, and its willingness to incorporate an analysis of the cultural locations from which it is written. The result of this is that the criticisms which can be (and have been) made of Rushdie as a writer are frequently anticipated, if not entirely defused or ‘answered’, in his own writing – a fact that makes any simplistic judgements about his political locations difficult.

Keywords: Salman Rusdie; politicised aesthetic; writing

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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