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Hari Kunzru

Full Name: Hari Kunzru
Gender: Male
Born: 1969-01-01
Number of Works: 13
Hari Mohan Nath Kunzru (born 1969) is a British novelist and journalist, author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission and My Revolutions. Of mixed English and Kashmiri Pandit ancestry, he grew up in Essex. He studied English at Wadham College, Oxford University, then gained an MA in Philosophy and Literature from Warwick University. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in East London.

ISBN: 0141008288, 9780141008288
Keywords: impressionist
Pages: 496
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

The antihero of The Impressionist, Hari Kunzru's daringly ambitious first novel, is half English and half Indian. In the Raj of the 1920s, the racial and social divides are enormous, but Pran Nath is able to bridge them, crossing from one side to another in a series of reinventions of his own personality. He begins as the spoiled child of an Indian lawyer, but circumstances thrust him out of his pampered adolescence into the teeming and dangerous life of the streets. After a bewildering period as one of the pawns in Machiavellian political and sexual scheming in the decadent court of a minor M
ISBN: 0525949321, 9780525949329
Keywords: revolutions
Pages: 280
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 60%

Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him ?one of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.? Now Hari Kunzru delivers his ?finest novel yet . . . bringing to the angry activism of the young in the late sixties all the suspense of a spy thriller.? (Lisa Appignanesi, author of Unholy Loves) Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student in the sixties he briefly became a terrorist?protesting the Vietnam W
ISBN: 0452286514, 9780452286511
Keywords: transmission
Pages: 288
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 60%

In Transmission, award-winning writer Hari Kunzru takes an ultra-contemporary turn with the story of an Indian computer programmer whose luxurious fantasies about life in America are shaken when he accepts a California job offer. Lonely and naïve, Arjun spends his days as a lowly assistant virus- tester, pining away for his free-spirited colleague Christine. Arjun gets laid off like so many of his Silicon Valley peers, and in an act of desperation to keep his job, he releases a mischievous but destructive virus around the globe that has major unintended consequences. As world order unravels,
ISBN: 0141023104, 9780141023106
Keywords: penguin, pocket, noise
Pages: 64
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 024114311X, 9780241143117
Keywords: men, gods
Pages: 400
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%

2008. The California desert. A four-year-old autistic boy, Raj Matharu, disappears in the wilderness, plunging his wealthy New York parents into the surreal public hell of a media witch-hunt. But the desert is inexplicable and miraculous, and the Matharus' fate is bound up with that of others: a debauched British rock star, on the run from a failed relationship and the sordid excesses of his life; a former member of an extraterrestrial-worshipping cult, now middle-aged but still haunted by transcendent callings; and a teenage Iraqi refugee, who befriends a young black Marine while playing the
ISBN: 0814767427, 9780814767429
Keywords: world, freedom, voices, siege, writers
Pages: 330
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

pThe freedom to write is under threat today throughout the world, with more than 1,000 writers, journalists, and publishers known to be imprisoned or persecuted in more than 100 countries. BWriters Under Siege/B bears witness to the power and danger of the pen, and to the powerful longing for the right to use it without fear. Collected here are fifty contributions by writers who have paid dearly for the privilege of writing. Some have been tortured; some have been killed. All understand the cost of speaking up and speaking out.ppThis book was prepared by PEN, which is both the world's oldest h
ISBN: 382400691X, 9783824006915
Keywords: gesellschaftsrecht
Pages: 1828
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0143038184, 9780143038184
Keywords: people, book
Pages: 352
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 193259857X, 9781932598575
Keywords: dottodot, noble, paul
Pages: 133
Published: 2007

Catalog of an exhibition entitled, Paul Noble: dot to dot, held at Gagosian Gallery, New York, Sept. 20-Oct. 27, 2007.
ISBN: 0974983136, 9780974983134
Keywords: beetle, trilogy, obras, otras, works, damian, ortega
Pages: 200
Published: 2006

This first North American monograph on Mexican artist Damian Ortega documents 10 years of work focused on conceptual practice, social organization, and humor, including the installations and performances that make up his acclaimed Beetle Trilogy, several works never before exhibited and a great deal of unpublished material. Most of whatís here hasnít been seen before. The first episode of the trilogy, The Cosmic Thing, a disassembled Volkswagen suspended in the air, was featured in Gabriel Orozcoís Il Quotidiano Alterato at the 2003 Venice Biennale, and was one of the most widely reproduced