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The Resource Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie

Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie

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, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist who told the author that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was the first time Rushdie 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 from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. Rushdie was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and various combinations of their names. Then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov: Joseph Anton. How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for more than nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, and how does he learn to fight back? In this memoir, Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of the 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.This book is important because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
  • 920
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn777657563
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
636 p.
Isbn
9780812982602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)777657563
Label
Joseph Anton : a memoir, Salman Rushdie
Publication
Control code
ocn777657563
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
636 p.
Isbn
9780812982602
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)777657563

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