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The Resource Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)

Label
Joseph Anton : a memoir
Title
Joseph Anton
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 years, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. Asked to choose an alias that the police could use, he thought of combinations of the names of writers he loved: Conrad and Chekhov: Joseph Anton. 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 despair shape his thoughts and actions, and how does he learn to fight back? In this memoir, Rushdie tells for the first time the story of his crucial battle for freedom of speech. He shares the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom. What happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding.--From publisher description
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
Z46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mr. Morning and Mr. Afternoon
  • His millenarian illusion
  • At the Halcyon Hotel
  • 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
Control code
axis360oc2012635777
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 636 pages)
Form of item
online
Lccn
oc2012635777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0011004326
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mr. Morning and Mr. Afternoon
  • His millenarian illusion
  • At the Halcyon Hotel
  • 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
Control code
axis360oc2012635777
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 636 pages)
Form of item
online
Lccn
oc2012635777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0011004326
Specific material designation
remote

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