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by Salman Rushdie

This is the story of Moraes Zogoiby, the son of a merchant and an artist in Bombay. His family lives an exotic life, and he ages at twice the usual rate.

Characters: Moraes Zogoiby, Aurora, Ina, Minnie, Mynah, Abraham

Critical sites about The Moor’s Last Sigh

Acid in the Nation’s Bloodstream: Satire, Violence, and the Indian Body Politic in Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh
“This paper draws on Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of satire and the grotesque to show how generic strategies work in tandem with political ideas in The Moor’s Last Sigh. “
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: John Clement Ball
From: International Fiction Review 2000; 27 no. 1-2:37-47
Longing for Love: Salman Rushdie emerges from internal exile with a baroque saga of a Portuguese merchant family in southern India.
This essay, written by a college professor, explores the themes of magic, love, tragedy & comedy, and darkness and light in The Moor’s Last Sigh
Contains: Content Analysis, Character Analysis, Plot Summary
Author: Edward Hower
From: The World and I May 1996
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Other (non-critical) sites about The Moor’s Last Sigh

Reading Group Guide: The Moor’s Last Sigh
“The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group’s reading of Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh.” Contains a number of useful questions.
Contains: Content Analysis
The SALON Interview: Salman Rushdie
An interview with Salman Rushdie. “The great novelist talks about his stunning new book, “The Moor’s Last Sigh,” the stories that hold families together and the art of writing under sentence of death.”
Contains: Content Analysis
From: Salon Magazine 01/27/96
From: Salon Magazine 01/27/96

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