English 11
Fall 2001


Partial Bibliography (for final papers)


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The Moor’s Last Sigh
Beirut Blues



Some sources on The Moor’s Last Sigh

(Hint: Most of these sources are available via Lexis-Nexis)


Ronnen Meir. “Choosing to be Indian.” Jerusalem Post 10 September 2000.
(on Amrita Sher-Gil, an Indian artist who may be a model for Aurora Zogoiby)


Allison Pearson. “Will we ever learn to love him?” Daily Telegraph (London) 10 April 1999.


Hugo Barnacle. “Bombay Bizarre: Salman Rushdie’s novel is playfully erudite and full of surreal wit.” Independent (London) 9 September 1995.


Norman Rush. “Doomed in Bombay.” New York Times 14 January 1996.


John Banville. “An Interview with Salman Rushdie.” New York Review of Books. Vol XL, No. 5. 4 mar. 1993: 34-36.


Hillel Halkin. “Salman Rushdie Surrendersh.” July 1996 Commentary Magazine (accessible via GaleNet).


Michael Wood. “Shenanigans.” London Review of Books. Vol 17, No. 17. Sept. 1995.


Gail Caldwell, “For Love of Mother” Boston Globe 14 Jan. 1996


Paul Cantor, Salman Rushdie: The Postcolonial Dickens. Weekly Standard. 29 Jan. 1996.


Dexter Filkins. “Jewish Community in Coastal India town is mere shadow of old self” LA Times, 16 Mar. 2000.


David Isaacson. “Mummyji Love.” Jerusalem Post. 10 Nov. 1995.


Laura Moss. “’Forget those damnfool realists!’ Salman Rushdie’s Self-Parody as the Magic Realists ‘Last Sigh.’” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 29.4 (1998): 121-139.


J.M. Coetzee, “Palimpsest Regaines.” New York Review of Books. Vol XLII No. 5 March 21, 1996: 13-16.


“The Prisoner in the Tower” Newsweek Vol CXXVII, No. 2, January 8 1996, p. 70.


James Bowman, “Absolutely Fabulist,” National Review Vol XLVII No. 25, December 31, 1995.


Arjun Appadurai, “Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millenial Mumbai.” Public Culture 12 (2000): 627-651.


Molly Charles. “The Growth and Activities of Organised Crime in Bombay.” International Social Science Journal 53 (2001) : 359-67).


Shiraz Sidhva. « Blood and Money. » Far Eastern Economic Review 4 mawrch 1999: 36-38.


Shiraz Sidhva. “Mafia Metropolis” Far Eastern Economic Review 13 November 1997 : 21-28.


Shiraz Sidhva. “No Happy Endings.” Far Eastern Economic Review 13 Nov. 1997 (28-29).


Sundeep Waslekar. “The Mean Streets of Bombay.” Asian Business. April 1996: 16.



Some Sources on Beirut Blues


Roger Allen, “Literary History and the Arabic Novel.” World Literature Today Spring 2001.




“Cedarland” Website, overview of Lebanese history/Civil War

 [Link no longer works?] http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Parliament/2587/war.html


Hibba Abugideiri. “The Renewed Women of American Islam: Shifting Lenses toward ‘Gender-Jihad’?” Muslim World Vol 91 Spring 2001. p.1-8.


Amal Amireh. “Problem and Prospects for Publishing in the West: Arab Women Writers Today” 2 Dec 2001.



??? “The Lebanese Women: Reality and Aspirations” Situation of Lebanese Women



Lahoucine Ouzgane. Review of Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate by Leila Ahmed. Postmodern Culture 1993




Ghada Khouri. “Caught in the Middle: Women in Lebanon.” WIN Magazine. 4 De. 2001.



Joan Kron. “The Brave and Stylish Anchor of Beirut’s Talk Show.” Wall Street Journal. 8 Aug. 1985.


Lebwa. 6 November 2001. Lebanese Woman’s Association. 4 December 2001



Robin Shulman. “The New Beirut (and some old problems.” In These Times 8 Aug. 1999, 24.


Charles Larson, “The Fiction of Hanan al-Shaykh, Reluctant Feminist.” World Literature Today. 1991: 14-17.


Jana Harris. “Two Female Views of the Arab World.” Seattle Times. 1995.


Joan Smith. “Haunted by the Spectre of Exile.” Financial Times. 1995.


Maya Jaggi. “Conflicts Unveiled: The Guardian Profile of Hanan al-Shaykh.” The Guardian. London, 2001.


Marilyn Booth. “Hostage Drama.” The Women’s Review of Books. 12 (July 1995): 32.


Shusha Guppy. “Just a little bit longer.” The Spectator 274 (May 27, 1995).


Barbara Harlow. “City of Flight.” The Nation June 19, 1995.