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Titre : The Moor's Last Sigh
Éditeur : Pantheon
Date d'édition : 1995
Reliure : Soft Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first U.S. printing). An Advance Reader's Edition of the sixth novel by the author of SHAME, the story of "the fall from grace of a high-born crossbreed." This special advance edition was printed in an Edition limited to 1,000 copies (this is # 712) -- with a limitation page inserted by the publisher and a top-to-bottom fold-over slipcase to protect the volume. Fine in pictorial wraps as issued. Signed by Rushdie on the limitation page. N° de réf. du libraire 71527
Synopsis : In his first novel since The Satanic Verses, Rushdie gives readers a masterpiece of controlled storytelling, informed by astonishing scope and ambition, by turns compassionate, wicked, poignant, and funny. From the paradise of Aurora's legendary salon to his omnipotent father's sky-garden atop a towering glass high-rise, the Moor's story evokes his family's often grotesque but compulsively moving fortunes in a world of possibilities embodied by India in this century.
Critique: In The Moor's Last Sigh Salman Rushdie revisits some of the same ground he covered in his greatest novel, Midnight's Children. This book is narrated by Moraes Zogoiby, aka Moor, who speaks to us from a gravestone in Spain. Like Moor, Rushdie knows about a life spent in banishment from normal society--Rushdie because of the death sentence that followed The Satanic Verses, Moor because he ages at twice the rate of normal humans. Yet Moor's story of travail is bigger than Rushdie's; it encompasses a grand struggle between good and evil while Moor himself stands as allegory for Rushdie's home country of India. Filled with wordplay and ripe with humor, it is an epic work, and Rushdie has the tools to pull it off. He earned a 1995 Whitbread Prize for his efforts.
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