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Critical Review by Michael Wood

SOURCE: "Shenanigans," in London Review of Books, Vol. 17, No. 17, September 7, 1995, pp. 3, 5.

In the following review, Wood presents an in-depth analysis of Rushdie's career, culminating with The Moor's Last Sigh.

The Moor's last sigh is several things, both inside and outside Salman Rushdie's sprawling new novel. It is the defeated farewell of the last Moorish ruler in Spain, the Sultan Boabdil leaving his beloved Granada in 1492, a year also known for other travels. It is Othello's last gasp of jealousy and violence. It is, in the novel, the name of two paintings depicting Boabdil's departure; and it is what the novel itself becomes, the long, breathless, terminal narration of the asthmatic Moraes Zogoiby, alias 'Moor'. Old Moore's Almanac flickers somewhere here ('Old Moor...

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