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Kureishi, Hanif

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The buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

152 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure and sexual possibilities. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. And when the Buddha falls in love with one of his disciples, the beautiful and brazen Eva, Karim is introduced to a world of renegade theater directors, punk rock stars, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire. A love story for at least two generations, a high-spirited comedy of sexual manners and social turmoil, The Buddha of Suburbia is one of the most enchanting, provocative, and original books to appear in years. Show More Show Less
The black album by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

94 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member 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
Something to tell you : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member 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
Venus by Peter O'Toole( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member 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
Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member 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
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

92 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member 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 last word : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England--but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales are nonexistent, and his flamboyant second wife's expensive habits are bleeding him dry. In an attempt to revitalize his career and reputation, Mamoon's publisher commissions Harry, an ambitious young writer, to pen the famous writer's biography. Honored and slightly intimidated, Harry promises himself that he will present an unbiased look at his literary hero--but Mamoon's publisher is after a more naked truth, a salacious tale of the author's life that will generate headlines. Meanwhile, Mamoon is less than cooperative. Vain, breathtakingly cynical, and cruelly manipulative, Mamoon turns out to have a hidden agenda of his own. Harry and Mamoon find themselves in a battle of wills, but which of them will have the last word? The ensuing struggle for dominance raises questions of love and desire, loyalty and betrayal, and the frailties of age versus the recklessness of youth. A poignant and brilliantly entertaining book, THE LAST WORD is a tale of youthful exuberance, as hilarious as it is moving, and is Kureishi's most important work to date"--
Gabriel's gift : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
Le week-end by Roger Michell( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un couple d'anglais vient à Paris fêter ses trente ans de mariage. Il redécouvre la ville, mais aussi l'humour, la fantaisie, le plaisir d'être ensemble. (Jaquette)
Love in a blue time by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

44 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member 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
The nothing by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years', Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge
The body : a novel by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Hebrew and held by 387 WorldCat member 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 son the fanatic by Udayan Prasad( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian taxi driver Parvez (Om Puri) lives in a northern England town with his wife, Minoo (Gopi Desai), and son, Farid (Akbar Kurtha), an aspiring accountant. The parents are shocked when Farid breaks off his engagement to Madeleine, a white girl, and seeks strict religious instruction from a Muslim maulvi (holy man). Parvez, increasingly estranged from Minoo, embarks on a tentative affair with prostitute Bettina (Rachel Griffiths), but the relationship is threatened by Farid's increasing fanaticism
My beautiful laundrette( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England
Midnight all day by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member 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 mother by Roger Michell( Visual )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member 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?
Sleep with me by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member 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
The Faber book of pop( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of pop music from its underground origins through its low and high art phases to its current omni-presence. Includes fiction, reportage, fashion, art and fantasy as filtered through pop music
The body : and seven stories by Hanif Kureishi( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 257 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
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The buddha of suburbia
Alternative Names
Hanif Kureishi.

Hanif Kureishi 1954-....

Hanif Kureishi britischer Schriftsteller

Hanif Kureishi Brits schrijver

Hanif Kureishi britsko-pákistánský dramatik, scenárista a spisovatel

Hanif Kureishi brittisk författare

Hanif Kureishi drammaturgo e scrittore britannico

Hanif Kureishi écrivain britannique

Kureishi Hanif

Kureiši, Hanifs 1954-

Qurayšī, Ḥanīf 1954-

Курейши, Ханиф

Ханиф Курейши

Ханиф Курејши англиски драматург, сценарист и романописец

חניף קוריישי

חניף קוריישי סופר בריטי

קוריישי, חניף

קוריישי, חניף. ראובני, יותם

קורישי, חניף

حنيف قريشي

حنیف قریشی

쿠레이시, 하니프 1954-

クレイシ, ハニフ


The black albumSomething to tell you : a novelIntimacyMy beautiful laundretteGabriel's gift : a novelLove in a blue timeThe body : a novelMidnight all day