Salman Rushdie





Salman Rushdie

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June 19, 1947

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is a novelist and essayist. Much of his early fiction is set at least partly on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism, while a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses, led to protests from Muslims in several countries, some of which were violent. Faced with death threats and a fatwa (religious edict) issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, which called for him to be killed, he spent nearly a decade largely underground, appearing in public only sporadically. In June 2007, he was appointed a Knight Bachelor for "services to litera
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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights A Novel
Written by Salman RushdieHardcover, 320 pages | Random House | Fiction - Magical Realism; Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Folklore | $27.00 | 978-0-8129-9891-7 (0-8129-9891-X)

From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding novel that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush modern fairytale...

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“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
Salman Rushdie

“Whenever someone who knows you disappears, you lose one version of yourself. Yourself as you were seen, as you were judged to be. Lover or enemy, mother or friend, those who know us construct us, and their several knowings slant the different facets of our characters like diamond-cutter's tools. Each such loss is a step leading to the grave, where all versions blend and end.”
Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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July 2015 New School Group Read

1973, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, 398 pages
 
  13 votes, 30.2%

 
  12 votes, 27.9%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

1988, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 623 pages
 
  4 votes, 9.3%

 
  3 votes, 7.0%

1960, The Moviegoer by Walker Percy, 242 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.7%

1948, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, 343 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.7%

1941, Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain, 288 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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