Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020
National Geographic Books, 12. júl. 2022 - 368 síður
From one of our most brilliant cultural commentators-- this inspiring collection of recent essays and favourite pieces takes us on a thought-provoking journey through the last two tumultuous decades, offering understanding and entertainment in equal measure
Ranging easily across a wide variety of subjects, Languages of Truth chronicles a period of momentous cultural and political shifts. Always attuned to the malleable power of language, Rushdie here explores the nature of truth; he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship; he revels in the creative lines that join art and life, delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and interrogates the critical role artists and writers play in shaping society. Throughout, he shares personal encounters, on the page or in person, with storytellers from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, and what emerges is a love letter to literature itself.
Written with Rushdie’s signature wit, intelligence and energy, his new book offers food for thought at every turn, delivering clarity, understanding and memorable pleasures, confirming his place as one of the most original and important thinkers of our time.
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Engaging, stylish, beautifully written essays on language, storytelling, authors; essays derived from PEN related speeches, introductions, commencement addresses; essays on visual artists. Introduced and reintroduced me to wonderful authors and artists, and engaging ideas. Highly recommended. Read full review