Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Joseph Anton: A Memoir

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On February 14, 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… (more)

Editorial reviews (12 reviews)

It’s easy to imagine that Rushdie would find this story, and most of his others, less interesting if it wasn’t about him.

Powerful and thought-provoking, Joseph Anton celebrates the First Amendment and a devotee's determination that censorship will neither crush nor kill him or his family.

Salman Rushdie's account of surviving a fatwa is brutally honest and profound.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Random House (September 18, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 656 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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