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Ханиф Курейши – раси, класи, секс и фарс
Hanif Kureishi – Race, Class, Sex and Farce

Author(s): Vesela Katsarova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Literary Texts, Cultural history, Fiction, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: postcolonialism; multiethnicity; hybridity; race; class; sex; farce; theatre; pop music; comic realism; London

Summary/Abstract: The contemporary British novelist of Pakistani descent Hanif Kureishi (1954), a highly prolific writer, expresses his artistic credo through a character, a theatre producer, who claims that an artistic work can be successful if it discusses the topical issues of race, class and sex through farce. Kureishi’s seven novels deal with these problems in varying degrees. His best novel so far, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), encompasses them all in a very impressive way. By focusing on the topical issue of race in present-day Britain Kureishi enriches contemporary British fiction.

  • Issue Year: LVIII/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 123-147
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian