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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
In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.

R
One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
A
If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you've got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you're dumb and blind.
N
Not even the visionary or mystical experience ever lasts very long. It is for art to capture that experience, to offer it to, in the case of literature, its readers. . .
K
Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Outside the Whale," 1984.
R: Interview in "Guardian," (London), 8 Nov 1990.
A: "Songs Don't Know the Score," book review, in "Guardian," (London), 12 Jan 1987.
N: "Is Nothing Sacred?" Herbert Reade Memorial Lecture, 6 Feb 1990.
K: In "Observer," (London), 19 Feb 1989.
   


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