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|Statement||[by] B. C. Roberts and others.|
|Series||London School of Economics industrial relations series|
|Contributions||Roberts, B. C. 1917-|
|LC Classifications||TA158 .R42|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 342 p.|
|Number of Pages||342|
|LC Control Number||73152613|
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid – review An alienated Pakistani tells his life story to an American stranger in Mohsin Hamid's mesmerising second novel Andrew Anthony. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a one sided conversation between a Pakistani professor named Changez, and an unnamed American, taking place mostly in a street café in Lahore. Changez describes an education at Princeton, a subsequent short career at one of New York’s top business consultancies, a love affair with a beautiful American girl 4/4(). Mohsin Hamid's second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, is a quietly told, cleverly constructed fable of infatuation and disenchantment with America, says James Lasdun. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a "metafictional" novel by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, published in The novel uses the technique of a frame story, which takes place during the course of a single evening in an outdoor Lahore cafe, where a bearded Pakistani man called Changez tells a nervous American stranger about his love affair with an American woman, and his eventual abandonment of Author: Mohsin Hamid.
At first, I thought "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" was a book about a radicalized extremest. That, if anything, reflects my own cultural expectations and prejudices as a American. And just one of the ways that Hamid navigates ambiguity to manipulate his reader's emotions while making them think/5. The reluctant fundamentalist is, in fact, a young Pakistani whippersnapper from Princeton who starts out gung-ho about the core beliefs of the corporation he’s working for—the fundamentals, as the corporation labels it. I want to understand the thought process of militants such as the college educated and well to do men who killed 4/5. This is a book that pivots on a smile. A third of the way through Mohsin Hamid’s second novel, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” the narrator, a young Pakistani man named Changez, tells an Author: Karen Olsson. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is written as a dramatic monologue, and his subsequent novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, is one of the few English-language novels written in the second person! Hamid in Hollywood. In , The Reluctant Fundamentalist was adapted into a .
A young Muslim’s American experience raises his consciousness and shapes his future in this terse, disturbing successor to the London-based Pakistani author’s first novel, Moth Smoke (). It’s presented as a “conversation,” of which we hear only the voice of protagonist Changez, speaking to the unnamed American stranger he encounters in a café in the former’s native city of Lahore. Steve Inskeep talks to Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, who examines the global refugee crisis in a new novel called Exit West. The book is part ripped from the headlines and part magic realism. The Reluctant Fundamentalist Quotes Showing of 79 “If you have ever, sir, been through a breakup of a romantic relationship that involved great love, you will perhaps understand what I : Mohsin Hamid. The Reluctant Fundamentalist: a Novel by Mohsin Hamid, Harcourt Inc, , pp. Irfan Khawaja I. Since 9/11, Americans have desperately wanted, or at least have claimed to want, to understand the workings of ‘the Islamic fundamentalist mind.’ Nothing seems more inscrutable to them than the sense that someone out there could so dislike.