Re: meaningful discourse
- drmasyed,<br><br>I wouldn't discuss the book
privately unless someone wanted to specifically talk to me.
Sorry to make it seem that way. In class, right now, we
are mostly talking about other South Asian Writiers
in English and not Rushdie exclusively. We did have
a long conversation on Midnight's Children and
Saleem ( as well as his not so legitimate grandfather's)
nose. The length, the representation. I would love to
hear what others think, if it has been read.<br>Let us
all share in that question.<br><br>IN_DKNY
- I will keep my eyes open for your suggested
title. With the controversy over The Satanic Verses we
heard that Christianity hasn't been maligned in novels,
and if it were, Christians would be very vocal in
protesting such a novel.<br><br><br>Not Wanted On the Voyage
by Timothey Findlay is quite the version of Noah's
Ark, and although I'm not a Christian, I kept glancing
over my shoulder, on the look out for lightening bolts
all the time I was reading it. (It is a brilliant
book.)<br><br>I'm reading a John Updike novel now, "Toward the End
of Time", seemingly written around the same time as
The Satanic Verses, although the copyright date is
1997. Updike's main character also moves through time,
and becomes a main character in Biblical stories.
Updike's work has a theological approach as well, and he
also questions accepted dogma. <br><br><br>I haven't
finished it yet, but I wonder if anyone else in this
discussion group has read it, and seen a similarity.
<br><br> How does Milan Kundera react to these "profane"