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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
A
When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
N
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.
K
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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