Hanif Kureishiis often noted for his tendency to pit his protagonist against the dichotomous setting around him. In one of Kureishi’s short stories titled Goodbye, . The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader). Goodbye, Mother by Hanif Kureishi. If you think the living are difficult to deal with, the dead can be worse. This is what Harry’s friend Gerald had said. The remark.

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A story so burdened with pain, acceptance and regret can if you’re not in the mood for it resemble a thousand hours of therapy poured over a narrative like some sort of goodbhe gravy, but it amounts to a notable victory for Hanif Kureishi over his inner enfant terrible.

Biju marked it as to-read Nov 11, All this probing is beside the point, since the story started with a piece of silvery subversiveness worthy of Adam Phillipsrelegating Natasha to a safely closed category before she even appears: Not every experiment works. Michela marked it as to-read Jul 07, His father, Rafiushan, was from a wealthy Madras family, most of whose members moved to Pakistan after the Partition of India in Show 25 25 50 All.


Natasha makes some strong points about the literary uses to which he put her: The best passage of the novella is actually the meticulous description of another body, belonging to a woman from whom the hero has kept a distance sexually.

Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The narrative crackles and pops, hugely entertaining and insightful, even if it’s revealed towards the end that the “real” author is the writer who is seeing Nina’s mother.

Serena rated it liked it Jan 04, Marcus Aurelius marked it as to-read Jan 20, Kureishi is married and has a pair of twins and a younger son. Leo Kuznetsov marked it as to-read Sep 19, Mohammad rated it it was ok Nov 05, The book was mothre into Persian by Niki Karimi in Jan 08, Jana rated it it was amazing Shelves: The brain-transplant plot reminiscent of the Rock Hudson film Seconds requires a thriller element which cuts in fitfully among the philosophical speculations.

Goodbye Mother

Buddyna rated it liked it Apr 01, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. W rated it liked it Aug 18, In “With Your Tongue Down My Throat”, from his first book of stories, Love in a Blue Timehe claims the point of view of Nina, a stubbornly delinquent teenager two abortions down and no end in sight equally estranged from her well-meaning teacher mother and the Pakistani father she so rarely sees.

The wrong person is, of course, right for something — to punish, bully or humiliate us, let us down, leave us for dead…”. Instead both are vindicated.


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Published October 31st by Bompiani first published December Of the other stories in The Bodymy favourite is “Goodbye, Mother”. The hero is a writer whose first success was a memoir of voodbye father Kureishi himself published such a book some years later. His novel Intimacy revolved around the story of a man leaving his wife and two young sons after feeling physically and emotionally rejected by his wife.

Collected Stories by Hanif Kureishi

Paperbackpages. Chiara Marchioni added it Jun 16, It’s fascinating to see what happens when Kureishi forces himself away from a single character and gives everyone a point of view.

Magda marked it as to-read Feb 24, The texture lightens and the pace picks up, even if some of the statements about Life “We have to care for one another. Preview — Goodbye Mother by Hanif Kureishi. Soonha marked it as to-read Oct 01,