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Joseph Anton : a memoir

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called 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, moving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 9780224093972 0224093975 9780224093989 0224093983 9781448155606 1448155606
OCLC Number: 794296049
Awards: Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2013.
Short-listed for James Tait Black Prize 2013 (UK)
Description: x, 636 pages ; 24 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, the author was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word  Read more...

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