Most widely held works about Hanif Kureishi
Most widely held works by Hanif Kureishi
The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
70 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi's first novel, is a tour de force of comic invention, a bizarre, often hilarious, and totally original picture of the life of a young Pakistani growing up in 1970s Britain. Karim lives with his Mum and Dad in a suburb of south London and dreams of making his escape to the bright lights of the big city. But his father is no ordinary Dad, he is 'the buddha of suburbia', a strange and compelling figure whose powers of meditation hold a circle of would-be mystics spellbound with the fascinations of the East. Among his disciples is the glamorous and ambitious Eva, and when 'the buddha of suburbia' runs off with her to a crumbling flat in Barons Court, Karim's life becomes changed in ways that even he had never dreamed of...
Something to tell you : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Unwilling to admit that he has entered middle age, successful psychoanalyst and divorced father Jamal interacts with a string of outcast friends while struggling with memories about his first love, from whom he was separated by an unconfessed act of violence.
Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
49 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 17 languages and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
An unmarried couple's separation is complicated by children. The father is a TV scriptwriter who has been unfaithful, the mother is in publishing and the setting is London. As he narrates their story, the man describes his mixed feelings, torn between the prospect of freedom and the loss of his sons.
Venus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly.
The black album by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
56 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 897 libraries worldwide
In Britain, a young Pakistani's dilemma as he decides who he is. He, himself, wants to be a writer, but his parents want him in business. He wishes to continue sleeping with his lady professor, but fundamentalists want him to agitate for Islamic morality.
Gabriel's gift : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 845 libraries worldwide
"Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out fo the house. His mother works nights in a pub and sleeps days. Navigating his way through the shattered world of his parents' generation, Gabriel dreams of being an artist. He finds solace and guidance through a mysterious connection to his deceased twin brother, Archie, and his own knack for producing real objects simply by drawing them." -- Jacket.
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Biting tales by a Pakistani-British writer. In D'Accord, Baby, a husband whose wife is having an affair decides to seduce the lover's daughter, while The Flies describes a couple's reaction to an invasion by flies. By the author of My Beautiful Laundrette.
My beautiful laundrette ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.
The body : a novel by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
What if you were middle-aged and were offered the chance to trade in your sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model? This is the situation in which the main character of The Body finds himself. Taking the plunge, he embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon finds himself regretting what he has left behind as the responsibilities he thought he had sloughed off now begin to come home to him. Sinister forces are pursuing him, wanting possession of his 'body', and he finds himself in a no-man's-land.
My beautiful laundrette and The rainbow sign by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
My ear at his heart : reading my father by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Born to an Indian father and an English mother, Hanif Kureishi grew up in the suburbs when it wasn't yet "cool" to be Asian. Kureishi briefly explores the histories of his father's bourgeois Indian family and the uncles who migrated to Karachi at partition. In contrast to his father, they achieved a measure of fame in Pakistan as writers. He interweaves bits of Indo-Pakistani history, and episodes from his journey to visit his family, into his story. He remains bemused, for example, by the tendency of his liberal relatives to defend Islam. But his mixed heritage continues to intrigue him. After his father's death, he finds himself, fuelled with drink and drugs, straying into congregations at mosques; the intolerance he finds there inspired The Black Album.
My son the fanatic ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Parvez, a cab driver who left Pakistan in search of a better life, must choose between his friendship with a woman not his wife, and his son, who has adopted increasingly traditional beliefs.
Midnight all day by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
An astonishing, darkly comic collection of new stories, in which Kureishi confirms his reputation as a chronicler of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters are familiar in the cultural landscape of the nineties: frustrated and intoxicated, melancholic and sensitive, yet capable of great cruelty, and if necessary, willing to break the constraints of an old life to make way for the new.The final story, "The Penis", is an unsubtle reworking of Gogol's "The Nose". It is as if, after all the analysis, Kureishi is despairing of ever reaching a better understanding of love: all that's left is one man and his dick, in uneasy alliance.
London kills me : 3 screenplays & 4 essays by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Hanif Kureishi already has introduced Americans to new fictional territory in his two films, My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, and in his novel, The Buddha of Suburbia. His latest screenplay, London Kills Me, which he describes as "a story about two guys looking for these shoes," returns viewers and readers to London streetlife and culture that only Kureishi could reveal. This collection includes his three screenplays as well as essays about the.
The body : and seven stories by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 302 libraries worldwide
"What if you were middle-aged and were offered the chance to trade in your sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model? This is the situation in which the main character of The Body finds himself. Taking the plunge, he embarks on an odyssey of hedonism, but soon regrets what he has left behind, as the responsibilities he thought he had sloughed off now begin to come home to him. Sinister forces are pursuing him, wanting to take possession of his 'body', leaving him in a no man's land, uncertain which way to turn." "In The Body, Kureishi plays with the idea of personal identity and the extent to which it is rooted in our physical being. This volume also contains a selection of stories imbued with the pain - as well as the joy - of relations between parents and their sons, and the anxieties of adolescence."--BOOK JACKET.
The Faber book of pop ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
The mother ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life. She finds things in herself that she thought were lost forever, but at what cost?
Sammy and Rosie get laid : the script and the diary by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
In Kureishi's first new work for the stage since the 1980s, the century is drawing to a close and the middle-aged media barons and their acolytes have come together in the English countryside in yet another attempt to find meaning in lives filled with work, boredom, and sex. In recounting the casual deceptions and random couplings that make up the center of their existence, Stephen, Charles, Lorraine, Julie, Russell, Sophie, and Barry find that the lack of real engagement that characterizes their work somehow makes it impossible for them to connect later as human beings.
Collected stories by Hanif Kureishi ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 libraries worldwide
"Over the course of the last decade, Hanif Kureishi has written short fiction. The stories are, by turns, provocative, erotic, tender, funny and charming as they deal with the complexities of relationships as well as the joys of children." "This collection contains his controversial story Weddings and Beheadings, a well as his prophetic My Son the Fanatic, which exposes the religious tensions within the Muslim family unit." "As with his novels and screenplays, Kureishi has his finger on the pulse of the political tensions in society and how they affect people's everyday lives. This collection contains eight new stories."--BOOK JACKET.
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