The Moor's Last Sigh

The Moor's Last Sigh

Book - 1997 | First Vintage International edition
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Publisher: New York : Vintage, [1997], 1995
Edition: First Vintage International edition
Branch Call Number: F RUS NVD
Characteristics: 435 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm

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A ferociously witty family saga with a surreally imagined and sometimes blasphemous chronicle of modern India with peppery soliloquies on art, ethnicity, religious fanaticism, and the terrifying power of love. Moraes “Moor” Zogoiby, the last surviving scion of a dynasty of Cochinese spice merchan... Read More »


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kityojames
Apr 24, 2017

This is Salman Rushdie at his best. He takes you yonder, some magical reality, away from the surface of this earth, yet remains understandable, with the down to earth clarity, uncharacteristic (to me), of his other novels like Haroun and and the sea of stories, Satanic verses and Mid-Night's Children. I find it hard to select reading materials, after reading any Salman Rushdie. In this i learn that, "Every love is good, even defeated love..."

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lordfeline
Mar 11, 2011

The destruction of an empire as told by one of its fallen sons,an abomination everyone will abuse. While in certain aspects similar to Rushdie equally masterful book Shame , The Moors Last Sigh sheds the skin of poetry that Shame wore so confidently. it does steal anything away fromit, on the contrary, its adherence to reality imbues upon its prose a completly unique, and no less enjoyable quality. if you have yet to taste Rushdies delicacies of literature, i would recommend this as perfect entree.

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