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Joseph Anton : A Memoir

Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: London, UK : Jonathan Cape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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'.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Rushdie
ISBN: 9780224093989 : 0224093983
OCLC Number: 801388639
Notes: On ORDER 4 Copies 14/06/12 JB.
Awards: Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prizes: Biography 2013.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 656 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Rushdie, Salman.

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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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