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Tackling the Tough Ones Together: Salman Rushdie's "Shalimar the Clown" (Closed)

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This six-session offering tackles a formidable writer at the peak of his artistry. The story begins with a murder that takes us into the lives of Muslim Californians with Indian heritage who are globally linked by love, loss and family. Through flashbacks that engage various geographies, religious taboos and time periods, Rushdie explores fundamentalism in Kashmir, Afghanistan, Nazi Germany, and the United States. "How has the world become so hateful?" the novel asks. And, "How is there always love?" it answers.


Tuition: $60.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Fridays, Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22
*10:00am - noon* (6 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Renée R. Curry, Ph.D., is a full professor in the School of Humanities and Communication at Cal State Monterey Bay and the former dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at CSUMB. She has published and edited three books as well as numerous articles and reviews on literature and film.