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Salman Rushdie
(1947-____) born on
Jun 19
Indian-English novelist. His novel, "The Satanic Verses," enraged Moslems, branded an "enemy of Islam," and forced him into hiding.
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyse the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges.
The only privilege literature deserves -- and this privilege it requires in order to exist -- is the privilege of being in the arena of discourse, the place where the struggle of our languages can be acted out.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Observer," (London), 19 Feb 1989.
R: "Midnight's Children," bk. 1, "Hit-the-spittoon." 1981.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: "Is Nothing Sacred?" Herbert Reade Memorial Lecture, 6 Feb 1990.
K: "Is Nothing Sacred?" Herbert Reade Memorial Lecture, 6 Feb 1990.

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