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Politics & Social Sciences

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Released: 2012-09-18






Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

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On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by way of a BBC journalist and informed that he were “sentenced to demise” by way of the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the back fatwa. His crime? To have written a unique known as The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.”

So begins the bizarre tale of ways a writer was forced underground, shifting from house to deal with, with the consistent presence of an armed police protection crew. He was asked to select an alias that the police may name him by way of. He thought of writers he beloved and combos in their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov—Joseph Anton.

How do a writer and his circle of relatives are living with the specter of homicide for more than nine years? How does he pass on running? How does he fall in and out of affection? How does depression shape his feelings and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to combat back? in this exceptional memoir Rushdie tells that tale for the first time; the tale of probably the most a very powerful battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the now and again grim, now and again comedian realities of dwelling with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he shaped along with his protectors; of his combat for improve and working out from passvernments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, reporters, and fellow writers; and of ways he regained his freedom.

it is a e-book of remarkable frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, shifting, and of vital importance. as a result of what took place to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding someplace on the planet on a daily basis.

reward for Salman Rushdie

“In Salman Rushdie . . . India has produced a glittering novelist—one with startling innovative and highbrow resources, a grasp of perpetual taletelling.”—the brand new Yorker

“Salman Rushdie has earned the appropriate to be known as certainly one of our nice taletellers.”—The Observer

“Our such a lot exhilaratingly creative prose stylist, a writer of breathtaking originality.”—monetary instances
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author: Salman Rushdiewriter: Random houseBinding: Kindle variationLanguage: EnglishPages: 656

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