Hanif Kureishi (b. 1954)

A selective list of online literary criticism for Pakistani author Hanif Kureishi, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Web Pages

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introduction & literary criticism

"Capturing and Creating the Modern," a project from the British Library, provides a group of excellent articles covering many of the early twentieth-century British modernists. Introductory, close reading, and thematic articles are authored by recognized experts in their subjects, and are supported by links to manuscript drafts of modernist works in British Library's archive.

Cone, Annabelle. "The Politics of Intimacy in Hanif Kureishi's Films and Fiction," Literature/Film Quarterly, 2004. "Hanif Kureishi navigates freely between the written genre and the filmed genre, from screenplay to film or novel to television, finding his written works often translated to the big screen (My Beautiful Laundrette [Frears, 1985], Sammy and Rosie Get Laid [Frears, 1987], My Son the Fanatic [Prasad, 1997]) or turned into television adaptations (The Buddha of Suburbia [BBC, 1993])."

Hashmi, Almgir. "Hanif Kureishi and the tradition of the novel." Critical Survey 5, 1 (1993) pp 25-33 [jstor]

Holmes, Frederick M. "The postcolonial subject divided between East and West: Kureishi's The Black Album as an intertext of Rushdie's The Satanic Verses". Papers on Language and Literature, Summer 2001

Moore-Gilbert, Bart. An introduction to Hanif Kureishi from the Literary Encyclopedia, 08 January 2001 On My Beautiful Laundrette (1985); The Buddha of Suburbia (1990); The Black Album (1995) [subscription service]

Weber, Donald. "'No Secrets Were Safe from Me': Situating Hanif Kureishi." The Massachusetts Review 8, 1 (Spring, 1997) pp 119-35 [jstor]

Yousaf, Nahem. "Hanif Kureishi and 'the brown man's burden.'" Critical Survey 8, 1 (1996) pp 14-25 [jstor]

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