October 7, 2022

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Salman Rushdie: The Pierced Icon

A famous Indian-origin writer was attacked with a knife in New York. For 33 years, its literary dimension has been obscured by the reductive vision of an adequate and generous work.


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DAppearing in front of hundreds of spectators on August 12, he suffered from furious stab wounds, he barely took his place on stage: Salman Rushdie’s life changed again, this time in New York, where he lived more than two decades. At the time these lines were written, it was not yet known whether the famous British and American writer of Indian origin would survive the occupation he suffered.

On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the “Supreme Guide of the Islamic Revolution,” issued a fatwa (Islamic decree) from Tehran, when his fate of disaster unfolded against his will. Novel Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie was the first to be surprised because he did not want to attack Islam head on.


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