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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie Í 9 FREE READ READ Joseph Anton A Memoir 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 kind of Pyrrhic victory being morally in the right but impossible to justify when weighed against the many deaths that resulted Those fundamentalist Muslims were determined to enforce at least outward

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie Í 9 FREE READ READ Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Salman Rushdie 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 for blasphemy against the Prophet for his novel The Satanic Verses As a literature major at college I followed the news of the fatwa but I wasn't the only one as evidenced by the Seinfeld episode Especially in the fir

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    READ Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Salman Rushdie READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie Í 9 FREE READ I’m going to review this book without actually talking about it though I don’t think it really matters I re

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie 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 fatwa This book is probably twice larger than it should be and methin

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie READ Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Salman Rushdie 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

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie 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 he of course paints a

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie READ Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub Í Salman Rushdie 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 hi

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie 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

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie 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

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    READ Joseph Anton A Memoir Author Salman Rushdie 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 It made me remember I don't actually like Rushdie's writing all that much Gave up on The Satanic Verses after 20 pages I guess I got caught up in his life story and forgot about his ualities as a writer whi

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FREE READ Ç Joseph Anton A Memoir 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 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 media saw and treated him as arrogant for uite a long time To me he honestly doesn t come across as arrogant Something else people were critical about is the way the book is written in third person I thought this strange at the beginning But looking back after finishing the book I think it might have helped him through writing the memoir It gives him the opportunity to take a step back from his life and look at it from a bird eye view So for me it actually felt like uite an interesting way to write your auto biographyI actually started reading the book to help me with an essay on Midnight s Children I didn t finish before I finished the essay but I just got so pulled into Rushdie s story that I couldn t put it own after finishing the essay Also I find it very difficult to leave a book unfinished After Midnight s Children this was obviously very different but there are definitely similarities in writing style I found the whole book very compelling and it reads very smoothly When reading Rushdie I just want to write down uotes all the time He comes up with some of the most beautiful sentencesparagraphs Sometimes I just have to read one sentence over and over again because it s so beautifulI have to say I think I ve become a fan I don t think many of my study buddies will agree with me but I like Mr Rushdie I really do Saint Charbel pondering the reviews of this book on Goodreads the other day as I was almost finished and just wondering what other World Religions A Sourcebook for Students of Christian Theology people think A lot of Advanced ECG 2nd ED 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 media saw and treated him as arrogant for uite a long time To me he honestly doesn t come across as arrogant Something else Source Book of Medical History people were critical about is the way the book is written in third Get Your Lump on with Lumpy Space Princess person I thought this strange at the beginning But looking back after finishing the book I think it might have helped him through writing the memoir It gives him the opportunity to take a step back from his life and look at it from a bird eye view So for me it actually felt like uite an interesting way to write your auto biographyI actually started reading the book to help me with an essay on Midnight s Children I didn t finish before I finished the essay but I just got so The Cordax Mondotta The Adventures of Avery Avedaan #1 pulled into Rushdie s story that I couldn t Domingo Franco Patriot and Martyr of the Philippine Revolution put it own after finishing the essay Also I find it very difficult to leave a book unfinished After Midnight s Children this was obviously very different but there are definitely similarities in writing style I found the whole book very compelling and it reads very smoothly When reading Rushdie I just want to write down uotes all the time He comes up with some of the most beautiful sentencesparagraphs Sometimes I just have to read one sentence over and over again because it s so beautifulI have to say I think I ve become a fan I don t think many of my study buddies will agree with me but I like Mr Rushdie I really do

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FREE READ Ç Joseph Anton A Memoir 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. 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 let s tie up the loose strings seat in the future which is obviously 2011 when he s writing the book except its action ends pretty much in 2001 so it just becomes really hard to tell what s even happening when And he turns terribly sexist shallow and obsessed with celebrities to boot You would think since his own ordeal essentially was as he calls it prologue to the changed world after 911 and this memoir was written not only at the ten year anniversary of that event but also after both the Arab Spring and a resurgence of protests these chronological markers would help him organize his thoughts or at least his narrative somewhat even if only emotionally But no we wind up hearing a lot about Bono and Hitchens and Padma Oh do we ever hear about Padma Eight years of relationship are compressed into an insultingly small number of pages and yet the second hand embarrassment dare I say shame I felt on reading his vengeful invective dragged out the subjective mental reading time horriblyIt s obvious he feels people got sick of his story even while it was still happening to him his family his friends and protectors and that it s been told and retold so many times in such distorted ways that this fancy ass attempt at depicting himself unstuck in time is how he s trying to make it new And possibly describe the great disconnected swathe of time in his life when he was really not himself But the best parts of the book are when he simply and directly presents his own emotions When he writes about literature his thoughts aren t that novel and at times teeter on cliche but are given force and power by his actual lived experience when he writes about politics it s just disastrous Usually when a book is this thin it s because the author s tried to write it too uickly after the actual events but he s had ten years since the willed happy ending when his protection is removed by mutual consent and he hails a cab and it s hard to think any time would deepen his reflections Perhaps the unintentional point is that some experiences are so huge and shattering you don t ever really move on past them digest them contain them When people go nuts or get addicted or suffer some other near unendurable trauma of the spirit what they and their families and loved ones always want is my old life back I want him back I want her back I want what we had But you don t get to go back if you re lucky you get to go forward but it s really not at all the same thing Just go read this review it s great Just remember And William Styron s genitalia are unexpectedly on display one convivial evening at Martha s Vineyard The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race policemen and of the close bonds he formed with his Transforming Church Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great Blank protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments intelligence chiefs Sembilan Mata Hati publishers journalists and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedomIt is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty compelling Dr Hook and Me 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. 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FREE READ Ç Joseph Anton A Memoir 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. 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 kind of Pyrrhic victory being morally in the right but impossible to justify when weighed against the many deaths that resulted Those fundamentalist Muslims were determined to enforce at least outward respect for their values just as he knew they would They were all to a man completely wrong It was a book it was a popular book not great literature destined to live forever So it trod on religious sensibilities was it worth all the killings and burnings just so the perpetrators could feel they had avenged themselves saying it was their prophet they were avenging Islam the word itself has the root peace the consonants SLM salaam shalom yet the fervent fundamentalist interpreters of that religion practise anything but that Would Mohammed himself have rejoiced or condemned all the killings just because of his depiction in such a piece of ephemera If he would have rejoiced in all those killings wouldn t it give anyone pause for thought that this leader might not be showing the right path through life Or much much probable that they had misinterpreted Mohammed in such a violent and wicked way because that was their natures their intentions projected on to him to justify their own disgusting actions view spoilerNothing to do with this but I want to read American Jesus How the Son of God Became a National Icon on the same sort of moulding and interpreting according to cultural norms rather than the reality of the man himself hide spoiler The Everafter presence of an armed My Own Worst Enemy police Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews protection team He was asked to choose an alias that the Siete prioridades de la vida po. He didn t need the Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 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 kind of Pyrrhic victory being morally in the right but impossible to justify when weighed against the many deaths that resulted Those fundamentalist Muslims were determined to enforce at least outward respect for their values just as he knew they would They were all to a man completely wrong It was a book it was a Little Raindrop popular book not great literature destined to live forever So it trod on religious sensibilities was it worth all the killings and burnings just so the More Latin Readings perpetrators could feel they had avenged themselves saying it was their Learning AV Foundation prophet they were avenging Islam the word itself has the root The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race peace the consonants SLM salaam shalom yet the fervent fundamentalist interpreters of that religion Transforming Church Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great Blank practise anything but that Would Mohammed himself have rejoiced or condemned all the killings just because of his depiction in such a Sembilan Mata Hati piece of ephemera If he would have rejoiced in all those killings wouldn t it give anyone Dr Hook and Me pause for thought that this leader might not be showing the right Scars Run Deep path through life Or much much Parnassus on Wheels probable that they had misinterpreted Mohammed in such a violent and wicked way because that was their natures their intentions Rebel in the Soul An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny projected on to him to justify their own disgusting actions view spoilerNothing to do with this but I want to read American Jesus How the Son of God Became a National Icon on the same sort of moulding and interpreting according to cultural norms rather than the reality of the man himself hide spoiler

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  • Joseph Anton A Memoir
  • Salman Rushdie
  • English
  • 07 October 2020
  • 9780224093989