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Joseph Anton : a memoir

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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On February 14, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a call from a journalist informing him that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was the first time Rushdie heard the word fatwa. His crime? Writing a novel, The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran." So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground for more than nine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
History
NonFiction
Literary
Political
Religious
Autobiographies
Named Person: Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 9780812992786 0812992784 9780679643883 0679643885 9780224093989 0224093983
OCLC Number: 777657563
Awards: Short-listed for James Tait Black Prize 2013 (UK)
Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2013
Description: xii, 636 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The first blackbird --
A Faustian contract in reverse --
"Manuscripts don't burn" --
Year zero --
The trap of wanting to be loved --
"Been down so long it looks like up to me" --
Why it's impossible to photograph the Pampas --
A truckload of dung --
Mr. Morning and Mr. Afternoon --
His millenarian illusion --
At the Halcyon Hotel.
Responsibility: Salman Rushdie.

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On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. In this remarkable memoir Rushdie  Read more...
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"Joseph Anton conveys a clear and shaming picture of his ordeal... The reader is fully on Rushdie's side" -- Pankaj Mishra * Guardian * "[C]ompelling, affecting... Joseph Anton demonstrates Mr. Read more...

 
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