Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 27/05/2021
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Covering issues of creative inspiration and process alongside heartfelt pieces about multiculturalism, censorship and the nature of truth, this wide-ranging anthology of Rushdie’s non-fiction writing from the 21st century confirms his position as one of contemporary literature’s most insightful and original voices.

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From 'Best of the Booker' winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and culture

Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous cultural shifts. Across a wide variety of subjects, Rushdie delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is a love letter to literature itself. Throughout, Rushdie shares his personal encounters, on the page and in person, with storytellers from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, and revels in the creative lines that can join art and life.

Always attuned to the malleability of language, Rushdie considers the nature of truth, and looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. Written with the author's signature wit and energy, Languages of Truth offers pleasure and insight in equal measure, confirming Rushdie's place as one of the most original and important thinkers of our time.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 2928377059514
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Salman Rushdie is one of the greatest writers of our age; he is a giant of literature.' - Neil Gaiman

'Rushdie's writing is erudite and full of sympathy, brimming with insight and wit . . . Fans will be delighted . . . [A] mesmerizing collection.' - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'Wide-ranging nonfiction pieces by the distinguished novelist, unified by his commitment to artistic freedom and his adamant opposition to censorship in any form . . . Formidably erudite, engagingly passionate, and endlessly informative: a literary treat.' - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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