Rencontre avec Salman Rushdie
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Une transcription de l’entretien, éditée par Vanessa Guignery, a été publiée dans la revue Journal of Postcolonial Writing :
Guignery, Vanessa. 'Salman Rushdie in Conversation.' Journal of Postcolonial Writing 18 October 2017: 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2017.1380070
Plan de l'entretien
Question 1: In your work, stories include fairy tales but also history and philosophy. Could you say a few words about the flexibility of the word "story" for you?
Question 2: Are there any children's books that have inspired or influenced you?
Question 3: Is mixing temporalities and spaces a way of showing that the choice between fantasy and reason is a universal struggle?
Question 4: Is it important to you that there should be no character who is completely good or completely bad in your novels?
Question 5: You define yourself as a writer of the urban. What does the urban imply for you and how would you locate present-day Mumbai in relation to it?
Question 6: Can you talk about the mixture of genres and tones in your novels?
Question 7: What is your relation to García Márquez's novel A Hundred Years of Solitude and more generally to magic realism?
Question 8: You said that Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights might be your funniest book. Which part, page or joke makes you laugh the most?
Question 9: How do you feel about the translations of your work?
Question 10: A few pages in Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights are written in Indian English. I'm not sure any Non-Indian would really appreciate that text for how brilliant it is. It seems like you wished you could write more in that very Indian style: how do you compromise?
Question 11: Do you believe a good writer should put himself at risk to defend his work?
Question 12: All of your novels are quite playful, but also very touching. What is the place of sentiment in your work?
Question 13: Does Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days symbolize the age of unreason?
Question 14: Have you ever been interested in writing for films or TV series?
Pour citer cette ressource :
Salman Rushdie, Vanessa Guignery, "Rencontre avec Salman Rushdie", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2017. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/litterature/litterature-britannique/rencontre-avec-salman-rushdie