Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002

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$18.00  $16.74
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Random House Publishing Group
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416
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5.16 X 8.04 X 0.82 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9780679783497

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About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh, and Quichotte, all of which have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize; a collection of stories, East, West; a memoir, Joseph Anton; a work of reportage, The Jaguar Smile; and three collections of essays, most recently Languages of Truth. His many awards include the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, which he won twice; the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award; the National Arts Award; the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger; the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature; the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature; and the Italian Premio Grinzane Cavour. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. He is a former president of PEN America. His books have been translated into over forty languages.

Reviews

"This book is full of so much that is 'relevant' that the very word seems inadequate." --Los Angeles Times

"Sometimes pensive, sometimes marvelously funny, always lucid essays, reviews, and occasional pieces by the renowned Anglo-Indian novelist." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The essays crackle with [Rushdie's] enthusiasm, humor, and intelligence." --The Miami Herald

"Every reader will find at least one essay in this collection that will bring anger and one that will cause audible laughter--and that is what makes Rushdie such an intelligent critic and thought-provoking writer." --Rocky Mountain News

"Step Across This Line . . . became my favorite reading this summer. . . . [Rushdie's essays] mostly celebrate the blurriness of our characters, whether national, religious, or personal, often taking a smudge stick to such boundaries." --Mary Karr, author of Cherry and The Liars' Club

"[Rushdie's] turns and words are frequently exhilarating. There is . . . lilting pleasure in the collection." --The New York Times Book Review