Meatless Days: A Memoir (Flamingo)

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9780006543893: Meatless Days: A Memoir (Flamingo)

Sara Suleri’s outstanding, critically acclaimed (and prize-winning) memoir of life in Lahore.

‘A tour de force of memory and interpretation…What makes Meatless Days such an astonishing book is its corrosive effect on partitions of all kinds – between body and history, politics and poetry, language and experience, the East and the West. Suleri seems to find nourishment in the most indigestible truths. Beware her prose at its most luscious: cunningly – appetizingly– enfolded in a mango leaf, a mouthful of stones awaits.’ Village Voice

‘A linguistic triumph…it can be recommended not only for the intricacy and fluidity of its language but also for the finely drawn portrait of Pakistan in the traumatic early years of its inception.’ JO-ANN GOODWIN, City Limits

‘An extraordinary first book. The reader retains a sensation of infinite sadness at losses so irreplaceable that life seems bleached of possibilities. As an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless.’ CAROLINE MOOREHEAD, New Statesman

‘A super-subtle book with a surgical intellectual frankness and a poetic precision which crisps the reader into paying absolute attention.’ CANDIA MCWILLIAM, London Review of Books

‘Worthwhile reading? Very. It is unique’ RUMER GODDEN, Daily Telegraph

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"A jewel of insight and beauty." --Rone Tempest "Los Angeles Times Book Review "

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"This is virtuoso self-expression. It makes a daunting literary debut."
CLIVE FISHER, 'Financial Times'

"A tour de force of memory and interpretation…What makes 'Meatless Days' such an astonishing book is its corrosive effect on partitions of all kinds – between body and history, politics and poetry, language and experience, the East and the West. Suleri seems to find nourishment in the most indigestible truths. Beware her prose at its most luscious: cunningly – appetizingly – enfolded in a mango leaf, a mouthful of stones awaits."
VILLAGE VOICE.

"An extraordinary first book. The reader retains a sensation of infinite sadness at losses so irreplaceable that life seems bleached of possibilities. As an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, 'Meatless Days' is almost faultless."
CAROLINE MOORHEAD, 'New Statesman.'

"A super-subtle book… Suleri writes with a surgical frankness, and combines a slightly distorted syntactical elegance with an unusual clarity of diction. Dislocation makes for a poetic precision which crisps the reader into paying absolute attention."
CANDIDA MCWILLIAM, 'London Review of Books.'

"Worthwhile reading? Very. It is unique."
RUMER GODDEN, 'Daily Telegraph.'

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Suleri, Sara
Published by Flamingo / HarperCollins (1991)
ISBN 10: 0006543898 ISBN 13: 9780006543893
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