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Written for his son, from whom Salman Rushdie was separated for a time, Haroun and the Sea of Stories is an enchanting fairy tale about fathers and sons and the magic of storytelling. It remains one of the author?s most beloved works. Printed Pages: 220. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 51198
Inhaltsangabe: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.
Review: Immediately forget any preconceptions you may have about Salman Rushdie and the controversy that has swirled around his million-dollar head. You should instead know that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables and parables, from any culture. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a delightful tale about a storyteller who loses his skill and a struggle against mysterious forces attempting to block the seas of inspiration from which all stories are derived. Here's a representative passage about the sources and power of inspiration:
So Iff the water genie told Haroun about the Ocean of the Stream of Stories, and even though he was full of a sense of hopelessness and failure the magic of the Ocean began to have an effect on Haroun. He looked into the water and saw that it was made up of a thousand thousand thousand and one different currents, each one a different colour, weaving in and out of one another like a liquid tapestry of breathtaking complexity; and Iff explained that these were the Streams of Story, that each coloured strand represented and contained a single tale. Different parts of the Ocean contained different sorts of stories, and as all the stories that had ever been told and many that were still in the process of being invented could be found here, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was in fact the biggest library in the universe. And because the stories were held here in fluid form, they retained the ability to change, to become new versions of themselves, to join up with other stories and so become yet other stories; so that unlike a library of books, the Ocean of the Streams of Story was much more than a storeroom of yarns. It was not dead, but alive.
"And if you are very, very careful, or very, very highly skilled, you can dip a cup into the Ocean," Iff told Haroun, "like so," and here he produced a little golden cup from another of his waistcoat pockets, "and you can fill it with water from a single, pure Stream of Story, like so," as he did precisely that.
Titel: Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Verlag: Penguin Books India
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Granta, 1991. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Akzeptabel. 224 Seiten 21381 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 159. Artikel-Nr. 28228
Buchbeschreibung Puffin Penguin UK Jun 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780140366501
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books / Granta, 1991. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gut. 218 Seiten Cover knickspurig, Kanten berieben, Schnitt gebräunt. Sonst gut erhalten. Sprache: Englisch. ISBN: 9780140140439 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 135. Artikel-Nr. 521075
Buchbeschreibung London Granta/Penguin (1991)., 1991. VG PB. Many scenes are as enjoyable grotesque or exciting as Tenniel's illustrations in Alice in Wonderland or as Lord of the Rings. Childish gaiety and lacerating indignation. Owner notations back endpaper. Artikel-Nr. 045029
Buchbeschreibung Granta Books Penguin UK Okt 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Haroun's father is the greatest of all storyletters. His magical stories bring laughter to the sad city of Alifbay. But one day something goes wrong and his father runs out of stories to tell. Haroun is determined to return the storyteller's gift to his father. So he flies off on the back of the Hoopie bird to the Sea of Stories - and a fantastic adventure begins. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780140140354
Buchbeschreibung Granta / Penguin, (?)., 1991. 216 S. 8°. Orig.Broschur Sehr gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. 2977
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books / Granta 29.08.1991, 1991. Buchzustand: gebraucht - gut. Taschenbuch 224 S. guter altersbedingter Zustand, ohne Namenseintragung Zustand: 3, gebraucht - gut, Taschenbuch Penguin Books / Granta , 1991-08-29 224 S. , Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Rushdie, Salman. Artikel-Nr. BU121166
Buchbeschreibung Granta Books, London, 1990. hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover in very good condition. First edition. Signed bookplate, by the author, on the front endpaper - please see photo. The front inner jacket flap has a tiny nick to the lower edge. All text is clear with sound binding. CM. By Author. Used. Artikel-Nr. 459967
Buchbeschreibung London: Granta Books, 1990, 1990. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine silver, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled; an excellent copy in the lightly creased jacket. First edition, first impression. Artikel-Nr. 101154
Buchbeschreibung Published by Granta Books, in association with Penguin , London, 1990. , 218 pages, number 241 of 251 copies, a very attractive edition Special Limited Edition of 251 copies, , the book is in fine conditon , quarter brown leather, marbled boards, title in gilt on leather on front board 22 x 14 cm Hardback SIGNED by AUTHOR. Artikel-Nr. 42223