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Pessoptimistic fictions: Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the novels The Moor's Last Sigh and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Rushdie's sixth novel, The Moor's Last Sigh, may be seen as the fictional embodiment of a darker, less ... More


Gasp

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the gasp through readings of Terrence McNally's Last Gasps and Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. It has been suggested that the emergency at the core of Last Gasps is the ... More


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