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

One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.
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.
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. . .
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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