Joseph Anton: A Memoir

Salman Rushdie (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
September 10, 2013
Pages
636
Dimensions
5.21 X 1.39 X 8.0 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812982602
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About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of eleven novels--Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life--and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published three works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991, and Step Across This Line, and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a former president of American PEN.

Reviews

"A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie's work throughout his career."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"A splendid book, the finest . . . memoir to cross my desk in many a year."--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

"Thoughtful and astute . . . an important book."--USA Today

"Compelling, affecting . . . demonstrates Mr. Rushdie's ability as a stylist and storytelle. . . . [He] reacted with great bravery and even heroism."--The Wall Street Journal

"Gripping, moving and entertaining . . . nothing like it has ever been written."--The Independent (UK)

"A thriller, an epic, a political essay, a love story, an ode to liberty."--Le Point (France)

"Action-packed . . . in a literary class by itself . . . Like Isherwood, Rushdie's eye is a camera lens --firmly placed in one perspective and never out of focus."--Los Angeles Review of Books

"Unflinchingly honest . . . an engrossing, exciting, revealing and often shocking book."--de Volkskrant (The Netherlands)

"One of the best memoirs you may ever read."--DNA (India)

"Extraordinary . . . Joseph Anton beautifully modulates between . . . moments of accidental hilarity, and the higher purpose Rushdie saw in opposing--at all costs--any curtailment on a writer's freedom."--The Boston Globe