The Silver Castle

The Silver Castle Sanjay is a Bombay street child who scales the dizzying heights of the Silver Castle the Indian film world to stand at the parapet of success Unfortunately for Sanjay he is required to jump Told wi

  • Title: The Silver Castle
  • Author: Clive James
  • ISBN: 9780375500930
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sanjay is a Bombay street child who scales the dizzying heights of the Silver Castle, the Indian film world, to stand at the parapet of success Unfortunately for Sanjay, he is required to jump Told with Clive James s trademark dry wit, The Silver Castle is a tragicomic morality tale for our time Part Candide, part Oliver Twist,Sanjay is a Bombay street child who scales the dizzying heights of the Silver Castle, the Indian film world, to stand at the parapet of success Unfortunately for Sanjay, he is required to jump Told with Clive James s trademark dry wit, The Silver Castle is a tragicomic morality tale for our time Part Candide, part Oliver Twist, part Huckleberry Finn, The Silver Castle defies its reader to remain aloof from the suffering of the world s swarming poor while it inspires laughter over the human condition generally It is a novel of wonder despite its unrelenting realism indeed, only wonderment is possible in the face of Sanjay s knack for survival and than occasional good fortune In his astonishing odyssey from the gutter to the soundstages and salons of Bollywood, Sanjay meets up with every variant of sinner and would be savior, and along the way he trades on his heart breaking physical beauty and canny lingual facility to grab at luck wherever it may be had in the pocket of a tourist, as a guide for the Western news crews who regularly descend on Bombay to update their stock footage of grinding poverty, or in the bed of an older male protector or a past her prime cinema princess Throughout, Sanjay s spirit is sustained by the movies, and by his first behind the scenes glimpse, as a young trespasser on the set of the Silver Castle, of the magical artifice of filmmaking It is a true vision of an utterly false reality, the source of Sanjay s subsequent triumphs and of his ultimate misfortune But what happens to Sanjay in the end is not a singular event As this deeply humane novel convincingly argues, Sanjay s fate is the world s.Back Ad Perhaps it would have been better for Sanjay if he had never seen the Silver Castle, never felt a guiding hand, never blinked at an unstained smile Then he would not have missed these things It is just possible, however, that the memory of his first visit to Long Ago sustained him Imagination and energy are part of each other, and few of us, even though we live in circumstances far favourable, would ever get to where we are going unless a picture of it, however inaccurate, was already in our minds If we had to, we too would have to dodge the rain between rubbish dumps, on the long journey back to the taste of a cheese roll, the tang of sparkling water, trumpets that crackle and toe nails stained with plums We don t have to, but Sanjay did.

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