Joseph Anton

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    Joseph Anton

    Trda - 18. sep 2012
    ( 1 )
    ISBN/EAN:P_9780224093972
    Redna cena: 26,68 €

    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 Quran'. 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 police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov - "Joseph Anton". How 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. 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 freedom. It 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 day.

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    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 Quran'. 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 police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov - "Joseph Anton". How 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. 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 freedom. It 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 day.

    O avtorju

    -Salman Rushdie-

    Salman Rushdie, enfant terrible sodobnega literarnega sveta, se je predvsem po tistem, ko so iranske oblasti zaradi romana Satanski stihi zanj razglasile fatvo, s svojimi deli redno pojavljal na skoraj vseh seznamih finalistov za najuglednejše svetovne literarne nagrade. Med njimi, poleg Bookerjeve nagrade, velja omeniti nagrado »booker bookerjev« za roman Otroci polnoči (2008), britanska kraljica pa ga je celo razglasila za viteza. Tla pod njenimi nogami je eden najbolj branih Rushdiejevih romanov, predvsem zaradi glavne teme alternativne zgodovine popularne glasbe, ki je tudi dobra metafora Rushdiejevega pisanja na splošno. Avtor, ki v romanih skoraj nikoli ne obide Indije, je znan predvsem po političnih, postkolonialnih temah, ki jih v svojih delih vedno mojstrsko poveže z življenjem slehernika. Kljub temu, da njegovi romani veljajo za svetovno klasiko, imajo tudi nezgrešljivo značilnost trivialne literature – izredno široko množico bralcev.

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    Podrobnosti o izdelku

    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2012
    • Število strani: 656
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780224093972
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 17,6 x 24,2
    • Vezava: Trda
    • Datum Izida: 18.09.2012
    • Založba: Vintage
    • Avtor: Salman Rushdie
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