UNLIMITED PDF ↠ The Silver Castle - by Clive James #2020


  • Title: The Silver Castle
  • Author: Clive James
  • ISBN: 9780224043847
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Silver Castle By Clive James Sanjay is a Bombay street child who scales the dizzying heights of the Silver Castle, the Indian film world, to stand at the parapet of success Unfortunately for Sanjay, he is required to jump Told with Clive James s trademark dry wit, The Silver Castle is a tragicomic morality tale for our time Part Candide, part Oliver Twist,Sanjay is a Bombay street child who scales the dizzying heights of the Silver Castle, the Indian film world, to stand at the parapet of success Unfortunately for Sanjay, he is required to jump Told with Clive James s trademark dry wit, The Silver Castle is a tragicomic morality tale for our time Part Candide, part Oliver Twist, part Huckleberry Finn, The Silver Castle defies its reader to remain aloof from the suffering of the world s swarming poor while it inspires laughter over the human condition generally It is a novel of wonder despite its unrelenting realism indeed, only wonderment is possible in the face of Sanjay s knack for survival and than occasional good fortune In his astonishing odyssey from the gutter to the soundstages and salons of Bollywood, Sanjay meets up with every variant of sinner and would be savior, and along the way he trades on his heart breaking physical beauty and canny lingual facility to grab at luck wherever it may be had in the pocket of a tourist, as a guide for the Western news crews who regularly descend on Bombay to update their stock footage of grinding poverty, or in the bed of an older male protector or a past her prime cinema princess Throughout, Sanjay s spirit is sustained by themovies, and by his first behind the scenes glimpse, as a young trespasser on the set of the Silver Castle, of the magical artifice of filmmaking It is a true vision of an utterly false reality, the source of Sanjay s subsequent triumphs and of his ultimate misfortune But what happens to Sanjay in the end is not a singular event As this deeply humane novel convincingly argues, Sanjay s fate is the world s.Back Ad Perhaps it would have been better for Sanjay if he had never seen the Silver Castle, never felt a guiding hand, never blinked at an unstained smile Then he would not have missed these things It is just possible, however, that the memory of his first visit to Long Ago sustained him Imagination and energy are part of each other, and few of us, even though we live in circumstances far favourable, would ever get to where we are going unless a picture of it, however inaccurate, was already in our minds If we had to, we too would have to dodge the rain between rubbish dumps, on the long journey back to the taste of a cheese roll, the tang of sparkling water, trumpets that crackle and toe nails stained with plums We don t have to, but Sanjay did.
    Clive James
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information An expatriate Australian broadcast personality and author of cultural criticism, memoir, fiction, travelogue and poetry Translator of Dante.

    The Silver Castle By Clive James

    Commentaires:

    Jacqueline Harry
    I love this book.

    Hjwoodward
    I was blown away by this book I bought it secondhand at a library sale I had heard nothing about it or about the author, but, glancing through, this caught my eye Written down, Hindi looks like rows of little pots with lids and farm implements hanging from their handles, the lids and handles all joining up along the top, like a shelf Gujarati looks like Hindi but without the shelf Written Arabic looks like the rippled patterns of sand under clear water so of course, I had to buy it, and was not [...]

    Ketan Shah
    A stunningly well told tale of of a poor slum dweller s experience in the Bollywood movie scene If you enjoyed this you might enjoy Last Man in Tower, White Man Falling,The White Tiger, Cyberabad Daysand A Son of the Circus

    David
    This is a moving book about one of India s street people who stumbles by chance into part of Bollywood the Indian film industry The grim reality of poverty contrasts with the opulence of the life styles of the sometimes shallow famous There are obvious comparisons to Hollywood, yet the extreme poverty of India shows other aspects of humanity Talent, luck, glamour, starvation, hope, there s many challenges covered in a small novel Ambition and drive is a powerful force, especially when contrasted [...]

    Newtzyking
    Read this book years ago but it has stuck with me Just loved it and will definitely pick it up again.

    Tina
    Pretty grim and a bit tedious but James literary genius shines.

    Linda
    A surprising novel from someone I essentially knew as a comedian It was insightful, shocking, and very gritty.

    Joano
    This book made me laugh but I felt I was crying inside The setting is almost similar to Slumdog millionaire only it s not a happy ending Highly recommend.

    Liz
    Fantastic book.

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