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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Reclam Universal-Bibliothek, nr. 19876)

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestseller, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007


Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland


'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . '

So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . .

Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world.


'Masterful . . . A multi-layered and thoroughly gripping book, which works as a poignant love story, a powerful dissection of how US imperialist machinations have turned so many people against the world's superpower - and as a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending' Metro

'Beautifully written . . . more exciting than any thriller I've read for a long time' Philip Pullman

'A brilliant book' Kiran Desai

'Admirably spare and amazingly exciting' Rachel Cooke, New Statesman

Mohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and Paris Review. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9783150198766
ISBN-10: 3150198763
Pagini: 207
Dimensiuni: 95 x 147 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.12 kg
Editura: Reclam Philipp Jun.
Seriile Reclam Universal-Bibliothek , Fremdsprachentexte


Notă biografică

Mohsin Hamid wurde am 23. Juli 1971 in Lahore in Pakistan geboren und ist ein pakistanischer Schriftsteller.

Hamid verbrachte sechs Jahre seiner Kindheit in den USA, da sein Vater Professor an der Stanford University war. Zurück in Pakistan besuchte er die Lahore American School und schloss sein anschließendes Studium an der Princeton University summa cum laude ab. An der Harvard Law School machte er einen weiteren Abschluss, bevor er als Unternehmensberater bei McKinsey & Company in New York einstieg. Während einiger Auszeiten dort vollendete er sein Romandebüt "Moth Smoke", das 2000 erschien.

Ein internationaler Bestseller gelang Hamid 2007 mit seinem zweiten Roman, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist". Er schreibt regelmäßig Essays und Artikel für internationale Magazine und Zeitungen. 2013 erschien sein Roman "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia". Für seine Werke erhielt Hamid bereits zahlreiche Auszeichnungen. Im März 2017 erscheint mit "Exit West" sein neuester Roman.

Mohsin Hamid lebt seit 2009 mit seiner Frau und seiner Tochter in Lahore in Pakistan, verbringt jedoch nach wie vor viel Zeit im Ausland, vor allem in London und New York.

Recenzii

Gripping... remains taut until the final pages...an elegant and sharp indictment of the clouds of suspicion that now shroud our world
A quietly told, cleverly constructed fable of infatuation and disenchantment with America, set on the treacherous faultlines of current east/west relations, and finely tuned to the ironies of mutual - but especially American - prejudice and misrepresentation...increasingly tense...genuinely provocative...intelligent, highly engaging
Elegant, provocative . . . beautifully measured prose . . . a delicate meditation on the nature of perception and prejudice
Masterful . . . A multi-layered and thoroughly gripping book, which works as a poignant love story, a powerful dissection of how US imperialist machinations have turned so many people against the world's superpower - and as a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an important book
A fantastic piece of work, superbly considered and controlled, with a lovely stillness and wisdom at its heart
Beautifully written
A profoundly contemporary story about civil wars, unstable countries and refugees pouring to the cities of the West... beautifully written, with the ghost of Camus hovering at the edge of the frame