Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. 1981 Knopf first U.S. edition, 446 pages. Rushdie is an Indian-born British American novelist who recently survived an attack as the result of a fatwa for his novel Satanic Verses. Midnight's Children was his second novel and received the Booker Prize. Rushdie wrote about this novel in a 2021 essay for the Guardian: "As you can see, I wanted to write a novel of vaulting ambition, a high-wire act with no safety net, an all-or-nothing effort: Bollywood or bust, as one might say. A novel in which memory and politics, love and hate would mingle on almost every page. I was an inexperienced, unsuccessful, unknown writer. To write such a book I had to learn how to do so; to learn by writing it. Five years passed before I was ready to show it to anybody. For all its surrealist elements Midnight’s Children is a history novel, looking for an answer to the great question history asks us: what is the relationship between society and the individual, between the macrocosm and the microcosm?"

Condition: VG, Jacket spine quite sunned, some wear to boards. Includes book review letter and author photo

"I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity."

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