Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi

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qHanif Kureishi is a proper Englishman. Almost.q So observes biographer Kenneth Kaleta. Well known for his films My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, the Anglo-Asian screenwriter, essayist, and novelist has become one of the leading portrayers of Britain's multicultural society. His work raises important questions of personal and national identity as it probes the experience of growing up in one culture with roots in another, very different one. This book is the first critical biography of Hanif Kureishi. Kenneth Kaleta interviewed Kureishi over several years and enjoyed unlimited access to all of his working papers, journals, and personal files. From this rich cache of material, he opens a fascinating window onto Kureishi's creative process, tracing such works as My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Buddha of Suburbia, London Kills Me, The Black Album, and Love in a Blue Time from their genesis to their public reception. Writing for Kureishi fans as well as film and cultural studies scholars, Kaleta pieces together a vivid mosaic of the postcolonial, hybrid British culture that has nourished Kureishi and his work.as defined by color, culture, immigration, and exile, the convoluted issues that remain central throughout Kureishia#39;s writing todate. This persuasive essay beginswith autobiographical information but concludes witha call to recognizea dynamicanbsp;...

Title:Hanif Kureishi
Author:Kenneth C. Kaleta
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2010-01-01


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