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Title: Reading a Book, Reading a Film: A Portrait of Youth in “My Son the Fanatic”
Author: Costa, Lígia Maria de Sá Garcia da
Keywords: Kureishi, Hanif, 1954-
Short story
Film adaptation
Generational conflicts
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Anglísticos da Universidade de Lisboa; Colibri
Citation: Anglo-Saxonica: Revista do Centro de Estudos Anglísticos, nº26
Series/Report no.: 2ª;
Abstract: “My Son the Fanatic”, a short story by Hanif Kureishi, explores the relations within a Pakistani family, specifically between a father, fully adapted to the English way of life, and a son, caught in the mesh of religious fundamentalism. What my paper wishes to explore, however, goes beyond this father/son relationship, and takes, as its starting point, another dualism: the connection between Kureishi’s short story and its film adaptation by Udayan Prasad. Therefore, it is my aim to compare and contrast the short story with the film: how different is it to create a film having as its starting point a novel from creating a film by taking a short story as its basis, especially, as is the case here, when that short story doesn’t amount to more than thirteen pages? How do we as readers and/or viewers stand before each of the two narratives?
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0873-0628
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Appears in Collections:CEAUL/ULICES - AS - Série II - nº 26 - 2008 : Colóquios Inter-Art and Intercultural Dialogues

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