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Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

Rushdie, Salman

Hardcover

Biographies GeneralLetters & EssaysLiterary Criticism

Publisher Price: $28.00

ISBN10: 059313317X
ISBN13: 9780593133170
Publisher: Random House
Published: May 25 2021
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.30
Height: 1.20 Width: 6.30 Depth: 9.50
Language: English
Newly collected, revised, and expanded nonfiction from the first two decades of the twenty-first century--including many texts never previously in print--by the Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author

Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a master of perpetual storytelling (The New Yorker), illuminating truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, 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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