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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
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
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 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.


How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for over nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? In this memoir, the author tells the story of one of  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. Rushdie's Read more...

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