Sian Cain “New Salman Rushdie novel depicts Obama and Trump's US” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/07/new-salman-rushdie-novel-depicts-obama-trump-us-golden-house
今年９月に上梓されるというサルマン・ラシュディ*1の新作The Golden Houseの概要が発表された；
また、ラシュディの前作Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty‑Eight Nights(2015)に対するル・グイン*2の書評；
According to publisher Jonathan Cape, The Golden House, Rushdie’s 13th novel, follows “a young American filmmaker whose involvement with a secretive, tragedy-haunted family teaches him how to become a man”. Starting with the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008, the book will include current and recent political and social events, including the rise of the ultra-conservative Tea Party; the Gamergate scandal, which saw the widespread online harassment of female gaming journalists framed as a debate about media ethics; the debate over identity politics; and, perhaps most urgently, “the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain sporting makeup and coloured hair”.
Publishing director at Jonathan Cape, Michal Shavit called it “the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies” for “a new world order of alternate truths”. She said The Golden House was “a brilliant, heartbreaking, realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world’s greatest storytellers working at the height of his powers”.
Ursula K. Le Guin “Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty‑Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie review – a modern Arabian Nights” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/04/two-years-eight-months-and-twenty-eight-nights-salman-rushdie-review
*1:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20050827 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20070622/1182478564 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20070705/1183645391 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20080610/1213065637 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20090603/1243995814 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20111008/1318015886 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20120122/1327208087 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20131028/1382925103 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20150415/1429032978 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20161014/1476452526
*2:http://www.ursulakleguin.com/ See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20091228/1261979489 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20100103/1262530146 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20100208/1265563636 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20110118/1295373044 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20110905/1315193782 http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20120608/1339120884