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We are unerring in our choice of lovers, particularly when we require the wrong person. There is an instinct, magnet or aerial which seeks the unsuitable.... > Lire la suite
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We are unerring in our choice of lovers, particularly when we require the wrong person. There is an instinct, magnet or aerial which seeks the unsuitable. The wrong person is, of course, right for something - to punish, bully, or humiliate us, let us down, leave us for dead, or, worst of all, give us the impression that they are not inappropriate, but almost right, thus hanging us in love's limbo. Not just anyone can do this. In this astonishing collection of new stories, Hanif Kureishi confirms his reputation as Britain's foremost chronicler of the loveless, the lost and the dispossessed. The characters in Midnight All Day are familiar to all of us: 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. Sitting there he thought that he had never before realized that life could be so painful. He understood that no amount of drink, drugs or meditation could make things better for good. The stories in Midnight All Day show a contemporary master at the top of his form, acclaimed for his depiction of a lost generation of men: those shaped by the sixties, disoriented by the eighties and bereft of a personal and political map in the nineties (Independent on Sunday). It had been a murderous century, yet here, in this most comfortable corner of the earth, by some fluke, most of them had been spared. For that he sang, wondering, all the same, why they were so joyless.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1999
  • Editeur : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN : 0-571-19456-7
  • EAN : 9780571194568
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 217 pages
  • Poids : 0.305 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 21,5 cm × 1,8 cm

Biographie de Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi was born and brought up in Kent. He read philosophy at King's College, London. In 1981 he won the George Devine Award for his play Outskirts, and in 1982 he was appointed Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Court Theatre. In 1984 he wrote My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. His second film, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, was followed by London Kills Me, which he also directed. The Buddha of Suburbia won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel in 1990 and was made into a four-part drama series by the BBC in 1993. His version of Brecht's Mother Courage has been produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. His second novel, The Black Album, was published in 1995. With Jon Savage he edited The Faber Book of Pop (1995). His first collection of short stories, Love in a Blue Time, was published in 1997. His story My Son the Fanatic, from that collection, was adapted for film and released in 1998. Intimacy, his third novel, was published in 1998 and his play Sleep With Me premièred in 1999.

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