Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence

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The Enchantress of Florence (2008) is Salman Rushdie’s tenth novel and his eighth fictional work to be partly or wholly set – explicitly – in the Indian subcontinent. In this sense, it fits into what Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn describes as the “post-Midnight” (post-Midnight’s Children) portion of the Rushdie corpus, in which can be included Shame (1983); The Satanic Verses (1988); East, West (1994); The Moor’s Last Sigh (1995); The Ground Beneath Her Feet (1999); and Shalimar the Clown (2005). This grouping defines Rushdie’s creative engagement with national and cultural identity in the Indian subcontinent and, reflecting his …

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Moore, Lindsey. "The Enchantress of Florence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 August 2010
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