Anti-Americanism and U.S. imperialism in Salman Rushdie's Fury


Morton, Stephen (2008) Anti-Americanism and U.S. imperialism in Salman Rushdie's Fury. In, Shackleton, Mark (ed.) Diasporic Literature and Theory: Where Now? Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 104-119.

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This chapter examines Salman Rushdie's novel Fury (2001) by placing it within the frame of twentieth-century American imperialism and anti-Americanism prior to the attacks on America of September 11, 2001. In my reading, Rushdie's novel interrogates the moral and political dimensions of anger. Professor Malik Solanka, Rushdie's protagonist, illustrates the dilemma of the diasporic subject in a U.S.-dominated world, for Solanka's anger at U.S. foreign policy is in direct conflict with his desire to migrate to America. A similar dilemma faces the Third World writer (such as Rushdie) who wishes to condemn political oppression in Third World and at the same time be non-aligned with the First World in an age of American imperialism.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1443800139 (hardback)
9781443800136 (hardback)
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Keywords: Salman Rushdie, anti-americanism, diaspora
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 66135
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:47
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66135

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