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Lice could call him by He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him Conrad and Chekhov Joseph AntonHow 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. I couldn t get through The Satanic Verses I found it unreadable in spite of my immense curiosity for the book But I picked up this book with great interest to see what Rushdie went through and h

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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 uran'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 po. Salman Rushdie s Joseph Anton A Memoir is an engaging account of Rushdie s life in the aftermath of the fatwa issued against him in 1989 in effect the Ayatollah Khomeini sentenced him to death

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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 freedomIt is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty compelling provocative moving and of vital importance Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every da. In the first few chapters I was a bit surprised at the gossipy somewhat catty tone and figured it would be chatty and light and fun but alas petty grievances aired endless names dropped revenge ex


10 thoughts on “Joseph Anton A Memoir

  1. says:

    He didn't need the publicity he didn't need the money he knew as a highly educated man brought up as a Muslim exactly what he was doing and still he did it and brought death and destruction in the wake of his book The Satanic Verses It was a ki

  2. says:

    Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton A Memoir is an engaging account of Rushdie’s life in the aftermath of the fat

  3. says:

    I’m going to review this book without actually talking about it though I don’t think it really matters I read a lot though I also write a lot I write short stories poetry and essays I write reviews every day to practice writing and to capture my thoughts on certain topics I even have a 1st draft of a fanta

  4. says:

    I couldn’t get through The Satanic Verses I found it unreadable in spite of my immense curiosity for the book But I picked up this book with great interest to see what Rushdie went through and how he coped with the aftermath of that infamous

  5. says:

    I was pondering the reviews of this book on Goodreads the other day as I was almost finished and just wondering what other people think A lot of people seem to find Rushdie coming across as arrogant or pompous This is something I totally disagree with and in fact I think one of the issues he actually covers in this book As the medi

  6. says:

    As you are fighting a battle that may cost you your life is the thing for which you are fighting worth loosing your life for? p 285So why is it that I feel I have to defend liking this book? Almost all reviews I’ve read – from New York Times to Goodreads – have been rather negative attacking and blaming Rushdie So I will just come right out and say that I really liked this book Yes he namedrops on every page Yes

  7. says:

    It took a commitment to finish this book but I was pleased to have done it Rushdie's manner is sometimes arrogant and seemingly self involved but he is wonderfully talented and unafraid to let the reader judge him

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    In the first few chapters I was a bit surprised at the gossipy somewhat catty tone and figured it would be chatty and light and fun but alas petty grievances aired endless names dropped revenge exacted for real or perceived insults of either the author's conduct or writing ex wives trashed The treatment of these unfortunate women is surprisingly childish; he sounded like a preteen talking about how victimized h

  9. says:

    I don't even know what to think about this thing About the first half is really great even written in the Bob Dole ish autobiographical third person gripping suspenseful detailed But the book just dies about halfway through he starts eliding weeks months and years and then disastrously starts flashing forward at the same time as if he thinks he's writing a late Lost episode near the very end he calls attention to his Dickensian l

  10. says:

    Update 92112 now that I'm reading this it's kind of tedious I don't think Rushdie's 3rd person affectation works well at all