Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie - Reading by Stanislas Nordey
With his second novel, Salman Rushdie created a literary event which not only won him numerous prestigious awards at the time of its publication in 1983, but which also enabled him to appear among the greatest English-language novelists of the past fifty years. The ambition of Midnight's Children is to recall more than thirty years of the history of India through the character of Saalem Sinai who is endowed with magic powers, like 1001 other women and men who were born between midnight and one o'clock in the morning on 15 August 1947, when Indian Independence was declared. A rich and magnificent novel, often funny, irresistibly mocking, of great audacity, no one can claim to know Indian literature without having read it.
Stanislas Nordey is an actor, Stage Director and Director of Théâtre national de Strasbourg. As in previous Arsmondo editions, our Indian program ends with his reading of large extracts from Midnight's Children.