Languages of Truth: Essays: 2003-2020

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Author: Salman Rushdie

9780670092802 | HB | pp. 416 | 2021 | Hamish Hamilton

This is a collection of essays on various topics such as Sloth, Hans Christian Andersen, Shakespeare, the pandemic, truth, royalty and artists, showcasing Salman Rushdie’s interests and intellect.

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Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating 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 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 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, whether on the page or in person. He delves deep into the nature of “truth,” revels in the vibrant malleability of language and the creative lines that can join art and life, and looks anew at migration, multiculturalism, and censorship.

Enlivened on every page by Rushdie’s signature wit and dazzling voice, Languages of Truth offers the author’s most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us on an exhilarating tour of his own exuberant and fearless imagination.

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Author:

Salman Rushdie

ISBN:

9780670092802

Binding:

Hardback

Pages:

416

Year of Publication:

2021

Publisher:

Hamish Hamilton

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in Bombay in 1947. He is the author of many adult novels including the Booker winning Midnight’s Children. He wrote Haroun and Luka for his sons, Zarfar and Milan.He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

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