THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Satanic Verses
By Salman Rushdie

An essay by Brian Finney, a professor at California State University, providing an in-depth analysis of this novel, as well as assessing it in context, with reference to postmodern and post-colonial aspects, and critical reception in both the east and west.
An essay by Gregory J. Rubinson of the University of California exploring Rushdie's employment of The Koran as a literary intertext in The Satanic Verses.
An essay by Conrad William arguing that Rushdie's controversial novel questions the purity of divine revelation and the integrity of language, as well as exploring ironic tensions between secular and theological domains of discourse.
An essay by Shirley Galloway looking at many different aspects of this novel, including theoretical and historic context, literary influences, the contruction of identity, and an appraisal of how the its form and content play "with the notion of binary opposition".
In this paper Nick Bentley of Staffordshire University assesses the representation of urban environments in both The Satanic Verses and Iain Sinclair's Downriver.