Imaginary Homelands
Salman Rushdie

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Narrated By: Justin Avoth

Duration: 14 hours and 21 minutes

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Drawing from two political and several literary homelands, this collection presents a remarkable series of trenchant essays, demonstrating the full range and force of Salman Rushdie's remarkable imaginative and observational powers.

With candour, eloquence and indignation he carefully examines an expanse of topics; including the politics of India and Pakistan, censorship, the Labour Party, Palestinian identity, contemporary film and late-twentieth century race, religion and politics. Elsewhere he trains his eye on literature and fellow writers, from Julian Barnes on love to the politics of George Orwell's 'Inside the Whale', providing fresh insight on Kipling, V.S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, John le Carré, Raymond Carver, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon among others.

Profound, passionate and insightful, Imaginary Homelands is a masterful collection from one of the greatest writers working today.

© Salman Rushdie 1991 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


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Playful profound and provocative...Rushdie is never less than instructive. He holds nothing back

New York Newsday

Literature of the highest order

Michael Foot

A book bristling with intelligence, deeply held opinions, and wonderful flights of fancy

Boston Globe

A deft, various, and humane collection


More intelligence and intellectual courage than most writers summon up in a lifetime