This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonishing evocation of a vast land and its people–a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Midnight’s Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time.
1. Midnight's Children is clearly a work of fiction; yet, like many modern novels, it is presented as an autobiography. How can we tell it isn't? What literary devices are employed to make its fictional status clear? And, bearing in mind the background of very real historical events, can "truth" and...
“Extraordinary...one of the most important novels to come out of the English-speaking world in this generation.” The New York Review of Books
“In Salman Rushdie, India has produced a glittering novelist–-one with startling imaginative and intellectual resources, a master of perpetual storytelling.” The New Yorker