History Creator / SalmanRushdie

2nd Oct '16 5:16:03 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Despite this, Rushdie continued to be a public figure, often publishing non-fiction and several more books later on. He also became a TV personality, giving interviews on chat-shows on religion, culture and freedom-of-speech. As a writer, Rushdie's books are highly inspired by Creator/ThomasPynchon, Creator/JamesJoyce, Creator/LuisBunuel and fall in the vein of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Postmodernism}}. They are filled with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, KudzuPlot, MindScrew and MagicalRealism. They are strongly satirical, are filled with {{Pastiche}}, and feature loads of puns and InterplayOfSexAndViolence.

to:

Despite this, Rushdie continued to be a public figure, often publishing non-fiction and several more books later on. He also became a TV personality, giving interviews on chat-shows on religion, culture and freedom-of-speech.freedom of speech. As a writer, Rushdie's books are highly inspired by Creator/ThomasPynchon, Creator/JamesJoyce, Creator/LuisBunuel and fall in the vein of {{Deconstruction}} and {{Postmodernism}}. They are filled with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, KudzuPlot, MindScrew and MagicalRealism. They are strongly satirical, are filled with {{Pastiche}}, and feature loads of puns and InterplayOfSexAndViolence.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Many of his books tend to be partly HistoricalFiction so you occassionally see actual historical figures mix with fictional characters. The most notorious is of course the fantastic section of ''The Satanic Verses''.
* MoodWhiplash: Expect serious melancholy reflections clash against slapstick, puerile humor. Or a scene to shift from comic to violent and vice versa.
* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Rushdie is British-Indian and he's critical of both England and India, while also appreciative of the positive characteristics of both nations. He's especially critical of religious fundamentalism (among both Hindus and Muslims) and government corruption in India.

to:

* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Many of his books tend to be partly HistoricalFiction so you occassionally occasionally see actual historical figures mix with fictional characters. The most notorious is of course the fantastic section of ''The Satanic Verses''.
* MoodWhiplash: Expect serious melancholy reflections to clash against slapstick, puerile humor. Or a scene to shift from comic to violent and vice versa.
* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Rushdie is British-Indian and he's critical of both England Britain and India, while also appreciative of the positive characteristics of both nations. He's especially critical of religious fundamentalism (among both Hindus and Muslims) and government corruption in India.



* OneOfUs: He wrote a children's book on video games, he has also expressed fondness for superhero comics and rock music.

to:

* OneOfUs: He wrote a children's book on video games, he and has also expressed fondness for superhero comics and rock music.



* ShownTheirWork: Rushdie studied history at Cambridge so his books tend to be pretty well researched and quite knowledgable about various societies. For ''The Enchantress of Florence'', he also put a bibliography at the end for readers to reference.

to:

* ShownTheirWork: Rushdie studied history at Cambridge so his books tend to be pretty well researched and quite knowledgable knowledgeable about various societies. For ''The Enchantress of Florence'', he also put a bibliography at the end for readers to reference.
20th Jun '16 2:11:44 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mumbai.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mumbai.org/pmwiki/pub/images/salman_rushdie.jpg]]
20th Jun '16 2:10:52 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mumbai.jpg]]
6th Mar '16 2:01:27 AM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Defictionalization}}: The song in the book, ''The Ground Beneath Her Feet'' became an actual Music/{{U2}} ballad.
7th Feb '16 5:54:41 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After a stint in advertising, he started writing fiction. The first book was a ScienceFiction novel called ''Grimus''. His second book was the BreakthroughHit and generally regarded as his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/MidnightsChildren''. After that, he published a little-known novel called ''Shame'' and ''The Jaguar Smile'', a non-fiction memoir of his time in Nicaragua. In 1988, he published ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', which resulted in an immediate fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, massive protests in other countries, and the book being [[BannedInChina banned in India]] (despite being a secular democracy with a Hindu majority). Things got crazy when Iran-backed hitmen and assassins started attacking people close to the book, killing the Japanese translator and stabbing the Norwegian publisher. Rushdie had to go underground and live under an assumed name for nearly fifteen years of his life.

to:

After a stint in advertising, he started writing fiction. The first book was a ScienceFiction novel called ''Grimus''. His second book was the BreakthroughHit and generally regarded as his MagnumOpus, ''Literature/MidnightsChildren''. After that, he published a little-known novel called ''Shame'' and ''The Jaguar Smile'', a non-fiction memoir of his time in Nicaragua. In 1988, he published ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', which resulted in an immediate fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran, massive protests in other countries, and the book being [[BannedInChina banned in India]] (despite being a secular democracy with a Hindu majority). Things got crazy when Iran-backed hitmen and assassins started attacking people close to the book, killing the Japanese translator and stabbing the Norwegian publisher. Rushdie had to go underground and live under an assumed name for nearly fifteen years of his life.
16th Dec '15 1:21:48 PM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ViewersAreGeniuses: Not afraid to discuss existentialist philosophy, quantum mechanics or discuss arthouse films in his novels.

to:

* ViewersAreGeniuses: Not afraid to discuss existentialist philosophy, quantum mechanics or discuss arthouse films in his novels.
11th Dec '15 2:57:17 AM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OneOfUs: He wrote a children's book on video games, he has also expressed fondness for superhero comics and rock music

to:

* OneOfUs: He wrote a children's book on video games, he has also expressed fondness for superhero comics and rock musicmusic.
11th Dec '15 2:54:48 AM LahmacunKebab
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Salman Rushdie is an [[CultureChopSuey Indian-British novelist of Muslim descent who has since settled in New York City]]. No scratch that, [[KudzuPlot let's start from the beginning, or should it be before the beginning...or before that]].

to:

Salman Rushdie is an [[CultureChopSuey Indian-British novelist of Muslim descent who has since settled in New York City]]. No scratch that, [[KudzuPlot let's start from the beginning, or should it be before the beginning... or before that]].
26th Nov '15 3:03:38 AM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Rushdie is British-Indian and he's critical of both England and India, while also appreciative of the positive characteristics of both nations. He's especially critical of religious fundamentalism (among both Hindus and Muslims) and government corruption in India.
29th Sep '15 3:29:33 PM JulianLapostat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Haroun and the Sea of Stories''

to:

* ''Haroun and the Sea of Stories''''Literature/HarounAndTheSeaOfStories''
This list shows the last 10 events of 21. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.SalmanRushdie