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Hanif Kureishi : Readers Guides to Essential Criticism - Susie Thomas

Hanif Kureishi

Readers Guides to Essential Criticism

Paperback Published: 1st April 2005
ISBN: 9781403920577
Number Of Pages: 191

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Hanif Kureishi is one of the most exciting and controversial British writers who has produced significant work in a range of forms: plays, essays, novels, short stories and film. This Guide introduces and sets in context the key debates about his work, and discusses his writing in relation to such issues as gender, postcolonial theory and British identity today. By exploring Kureishi's own statements and a wide range of critical perspectives, the Guide provides a comprehensive resource for the study of one of the most important critical figures in contemporary culture.

A Note on References and Quotationsp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Foreplays: The King and Me (1980), Outskirts (1981), Borderline (1981) and Birds of Passage (1983)p. 6
'Class, Race, Fucking and Farce': My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)p. 26
World City: Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1988)p. 45
Modern Everyman: The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)p. 62
Dealer's Day: London Kills Me (1991)p. 91
'Prince of Darkness Meets Princess of Porn': The Black Album (1995)p. 101
Taxi Driver in Bradford: My Son the Fanatic (1997)p. 119
'Should I Stay or Should I Go?': Love in a Blue Time (1997), Intimacy (1998), Sleep with Me (1999) and Midnight All Day (1999)p. 133
Cheerful Fictions: Gabriel's Gift (2001) and The Body and Seven Stories (2002)p. 151
Conclusion: Whatever Next?p. 164
Points to some present and future projects
Notesp. 166
Select Bibliographyp. 178
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9781403920577
ISBN-10: 1403920575
Series: Readers Guides to Essential Criticism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1