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Joseph Anton : a Memoir
Rushdie, Salman
Jonathan Cape
ISBN 10: 0224093983
ISBN 13: 9780224093989

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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Rushdie, Salmon      
ISBN: 9780224093989
Jonathan Cape, UK, 2012. First Edition  Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Good/. First Edition. 633 pages. Covers have light creasing. Edges of covers have superficial edgewear and corners are moderately bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are lightly tanned and lightly creased. 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 . 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. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and 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 over 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, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of 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. It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because of what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780224093989. Inventory No: 19120026. Good
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Rushdie, Salmon      
ISBN: 9780224093989
Jonathan Cape, UK, 2012. First Edition  Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. As New/. First Edition. 633 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. 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 . 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. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and 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 over 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, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of 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. It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because of what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day. Quantity Available: 4. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780224093989. Inventory No: 14020090. As New
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