From ‘Best of the Booker’ winner Salman Rushdie, an incisive and inspiring collection of non-fiction essays, criticism and speeches that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the evolution of language and culture. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, including several never previously in print, ‘Languages of Truth’ chronicles a period of momentous cultural shifts.
The eight masterly stories in this collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.
This volume gathers together some of Charles Baudelaire’s most important critical writings. It provides a stimulating survey of important ideas and individuals in the critical world of the great poet who has been called the father of modern criticism.