New Directions in Rushdie Studies

  title={New Directions in Rushdie Studies},
  author={Ana Christina Mendes and Charles . Wesley},
  journal={The Journal of Commonwealth Literature},
  pages={417 - 421}
Released five years ago, Salman Rushdie’s memoir Joseph Anton (2012) serves as an important review of his life and oeuvre up to that point, (re)written from the author’s changing ideological positions and reflective of his attitudes one decade into the twentyfirst century. Three years later, Rushdie published his most recent novel to date, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (2015). This special issue dedicated to exploring “New Directions in Rushdie Studies” sets out to survey the… 
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