Hanif Kureishi

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Ball, John Clement. “The Semi-Detached Metropolis: Hanif Kureishi's London.” Ariel 27, No. 4 (October 1996): 7-27.

Examines the use and multicultural significance of Kureishi's London settings in his fiction and films, particularly in My Beautiful Laundrette and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid.

Gleick, Elizabeth. “Bittersweet Sorrows.” Time (22 March 1999): 102.

Generally positive review of Intimacy, which Gleick calls “powerful, if not exactly joyous, reading.”

Hogan, Kay. Review of Intimacy. Library Journal 123, No. 20 (December 1998): 157.

Offers a favorable assessment of Intimacy.

Johnston, Bonnie. Review of Intimacy. Booklist (1 January 1999): 832.

Offers a positive evaluation of Intimacy.

Leiding, Reba. Review of Love in a Blue Time. Library Journal (1 October 1997): 128.

Gives an overall positive assessment of Love in a Blue Time.

Review of Intimacy. Publishers Weekly (14 December 1998): 55.

Offers a positive assessment of Intimacy.

Review of Love in a Blue Time. Publishers Weekly (8 September 1997): 55.

Offers a generally positive assessment of Love in a Blue Time.

St. John, Janet. Review of The Black Album. Booklist (1 September 1995): 40.

Offers a favorable evaluation of The Black Album.

Wilkinson, Joanne. Review of Love in a Blue Time. Booklist (1 November 1997): 454-5.

Offers a positive assessment of Love in a Blue Time.

Yousaf, Nahem. “Hanif Kureishi and ‘the Brown Man's Burden.’” Critical Survey 8, No. 1 (January 1996): 14-25.

Examines Kureishi's complex and dynamic presentation of British-Asian experiences and the problems of identity, especially as exemplified in My Beautiful Laundrette.

Additional coverage of Kureishi's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 139; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 194.

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