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Step across this line : collected nonfiction, 1992-2002 /

From one of the great novelists of our day, a vital, brilliant new book of essays, speeches and articles essential for our times. -- Step Across This Line -- From the Hardcover edition.

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  • "With astonishing range and depth, the essays, speeches, and opinion pieces assembled in this book chronicle a ten-year intellectual odyssey by one of the most important, creative, and respected minds of our time. Step Across This Line concentrates in one volume Salman Rushdie's fierce intelligence, uncanny social commentary, and irrepressible wit--about soccer, The Wizard of Oz, and writing, about fighting the Iranian fatwa and turning with the millennium, and about September 11, 2001. Ending with the eponymous, never-before-published speeches, this collection is, in Rushdie's words, a wake-up call about the way we live, and think, now. --Publisher."
  • "From one of the great novelists of our day, a vital, brilliant new book of essays, speeches and articles essential for our times. -- Step Across This Line -- From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "From one of the great novelists of our day, a vital, brilliant new book of essays, speeches and articles essential for our times. showcases the other side of one of fiction's most astonishing conjurors. On display is Salman Rushdie's incisive, thoughtful and generous mind, in prose that is as entertaining as it is topical. The world is here, captured in pieces on a dazzling array of subjects: from New York's Amadou Diallo case to the Wizard of Oz, from U2 to fifty years of Indian writing, from a tribute to Angela Carter to the struggle to film Midnight's Children. The title essay was originally delivered at Yale as the 2002 Tanner lecture on human values, and examines the changing meaning of frontiers in the modern world -- moral and metaphorical frontiers as well as physical ones. The collection chronicles Rushdie's intellectual journeys, but it is also an intimate invitation into his life: he explores his relationship to India through a moving diary of his first visit there in over a decade, "A Dream of Glorious Return". Step Across This Line also includes "Messages From the Plague Years", a historic set of letters, articles and reflections on life under the fatwa. Gathered together for the first time, this is Rushdie's humane, intelligent and angry response to a grotesque threat, aimed not just at him but at free expression itself. Salman Rushdie's first collection of non-fiction in a decade, has the same energy, imagination and erudition as his astounding novels -- along with some very strong opinions."@en
  • "A collection of the author's nonfiction pieces addresses such topics as his fascination with "The Wizard of Oz," the 2000 presidential election, the Muslim faith, life under a fatwa, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001."
  • "Step Across This Line begins and ends with stories for children. The first piece in this 10-year collection of essays, newspaper columns and speeches is a wise and funny meditation on The Wizard of Oz; the last, the Tanner Lectures on Human Values given at Yale this year, opens with Alice in Wonderland, a medieval Sufi Muslim poet's story of a conference of birds, and Arthur and Merlin in TH White's The Sword in the Stone."
  • "From one of the great novelists of our day, a vital, brilliant new book of essays, speeches and articles essential for our times. Step Across This Line showcases the other side of one of fiction's most astonishing conjurors. On display is Salman Rushdie's incisive, thoughtful and generous mind, in prose that is as entertaining as it is topical. The world is here, captured in pieces on a dazzling array of subjects: from New York's Amadou Diallo case to the Wizard of Oz, from U2 to fifty years of Indian writing, from a tribute to Angela Carter to the struggle to film Midnight's Children. The title essay was originally delivered at Yale as the 2002 Tanner lecture on human values, and examines the changing meaning of frontiers in the modern world -- moral and metaphorical frontiers as well as physical ones. The collection chronicles Rushdie's intellectual journeys, but it is also an intimate invitation into his life: he explores his relationship to India through a moving diary of his first visit there in over a decade, "A Dream of Glorious Return." Step Across This Line also includes "Messages From the Plague Years," a historic set of letters, articles and reflections on life under the fatwa. Gathered together for the first time, this is Rushdie's humane, intelligent and angry response to a grotesque threat, aimed not just at him but at free expression itself. Step Across This Line, Salman Rushdie's first collection of non-fiction in a decade, has the same energy, imagination and erudition as his astounding novels -- along with some very strong opinions. From the Hardcover edition."@en

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  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Livres électroniques."
  • "Aufsatzsammlung."
  • "Littérature indienne (de l'Inde) de langue anglaise"

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  • "Step across this line : collected nonfiction, 1992-2002 /"@en
  • "Step across this line collected nonfiction, 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line collected nonfiction, 1992-2002 /"@en
  • "Step across this line : collected non-fiction 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line : collected non-fiction, 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line : collected nonfiction 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line collected non-fiction 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step Across This Line collected non-fiction 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line : collected nonfiction 1992-2002."
  • "Step across this line"
  • "Step Across This Line Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002."@en
  • "Step across this line : collected nonfiction 1992 - 2002"
  • "Step across this line collected nonfiction 1992-2002 /"@en
  • "Step across this line collected nonfiction 1992-2002 /"
  • "Step across this line : collected non-fiction, 1992 - 2002 /"