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Sites about The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
Two men miraculously survive a terrorist attack on their airplane, and later acquire strange manifestations of religious iconography-- one develops a halo, the other more devilish accoutrements. The novel explores issues of religion and distinctions between good and evil.
Characters: Saladin Chamcha, Gibreel Farishta, Mahound
Keywords: Islam, India
Critical sites about The Satanic Verses
- Notes on Salman Rushdie: The Satanic Verses
- "This study guide was prepared to help people read and study Salman Rushdie's novel. It contains explanations for many of its allusions and non-English words and phrases and aims as well at providing a thorough explication of the novel which will help the interested reader but not substitute for a reading of the book itself. Many links are provided to other sites on the Web where further information can be found." This site was written by an English professor.
- Contains: Content Analysis, Historical Context
- Author: Paul Brians
- From: Course Materials, Including Study Guides to Various Works http://www.wsu.edu:8001/~brians/guides_index.html
- Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses
- This uncomplimentary review points out that Rushdie was not the first to dangerously speak out through literature against orthodox Indian Muslims. It asserts that Satanic Verses is a fairly unremarkable book by an occassionally thought-provoking author and that it's acclaim owes more to censorship than to literary merit. "Rushdie's novel seems to be innovative. It is not. The Satanic Verses is perfunctorily a complex work from which the hard world of experimentation and the testing of ethical, ideological or philosophical narratives is absent."
- Contains: Historical Context, Review, Content Analysis
- Author: Julian Samuel
- From: India Star--A Literary-Art Magazine
Other (non-critical) sites about The Satanic Verses
- The Satanic Verses Index
- This index tries "to collect all the instances of names as well as certain ideas in The Satanic Verses. Page references are to the Viking/Penguin hardback (London, 1988) as well as to the international Consortium paperback (Dover, Delaware, 1992) editions."
- Author: Joel Kuortti
- Author: Joel Kuortti
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014