Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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How does Salman Rushdie present histogriographic metafiction in Midnight's Children?

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The style in which Rushdie presents his work helps to bring out its thematic development.  I think that Rushdie's grasp of historiography is driven by the expressions of the subjective.  Rushdie tells the history of the Indian subcontinent before, during, and after Partition through the individual perception of Saleem.  Through this narrative, Rushdie utilizes historiographical elements.  The assembling of history is done so through an individual voice. Saleem is aware of his meta-fictional and meta-historical condition for he understands his unique powers being a child of Midnight and...

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