Shame

Shame

A Novel

Book - 1983
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Winner of the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger
In his brilliant third novel, first published in 1983, Salman Rushdie gives us a lively and colorful mixture of history, art, language, politics, and religion. Set in a country not quite Pakistan, the story centers around the family of two menone a celebrated warrior, the other a debauched playboyengaged in a protracted duel that is played out in the political landscape of their country.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 1983
ISBN: 9780312270933
Branch Call Number: F RUS
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 24 cm.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 15, 2015

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. -

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lukasevansherman
Nov 22, 2013

Salman Rushdie's third novel is a transition between his most famous ("Midnight's Children") and his most infamous ("The Satanic Verses"). I like Rushdie, but once you're read the towering "Midnight's Children," you may find yourself fruitlessly looking for another novel as good. This offers up the familiar curry of politics, religion, family drama, storytelling, meta-narrative, comedy and culture clashes. With respect to the other commentator, I don't think he knocks out Marquez or murders Dostoyevsky.

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lordfeline
Mar 10, 2011

no one has ever described the vissicitudes of dysfunctional family life like Salman Rushdie has in Shame. Beautiful, haunting , unforgettably cruel to its characters, a beast without sense of limitations set out by literary preconceptions. Prose and poetry entwine like the perfect garment to clothe an already formidable form of grace soked art. Rushdie is nothing less than pure genius. His brand of genius rivalling the greats of literature and poetry.Iwould dare to argue his skill exceeds that of Turgenev, nearly matches that of Kafka, knocks Marquez out completly, murders Dostoyevsky in his neurotic hole.

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