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Unending Metamorphoses
Myth, Satire & Religion in Salman Rushdie's Novels

By Margareta Petersson
October 1996
Lund University Press (Distr. By Almqvist & Wiksell)
ISBN: 91-7966-386-9
358 Pages, Illustrated
$55.00 paper original


Contents include: Grimus: myths, initiation, alchemy, point of the novel. Midnight's Children: Allegory, history of the subcontinent, democracy, meta-fiction, synthesis; Shame: male & female story; center-periphery; palimsest; history of the woman; narrator & the genres; The Satanic Verses: the affair, the novel, the mythic patterns, alchemy, transmutations (migration, social development, and religion), satire, hybridity (the devil theme). Notes, Appendix. Bibliography. Name Index.

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