Book
English

The satanic verses

Salman Rushdie (author)

The satanic verses

Salman Rushdie (author)
Subject
Islam
Extra subject
Ideeënliteratuur
Title
The satanic verses
Author
Salman Rushdie
Language
English
Publisher
London: Viking, 1988
546 p.
ISBN
0-670-81757-0

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About Salman Rushdie

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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is an Indian novelist and essayist whose work, combining magical realism with historical fiction, is primarily concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations, with much of his fiction being set on the Indian subcontinent.

His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the subject of a major controversy, provoking protests from Muslims in several countries. Death threats were made against him, including a fatwā calling for his assassination issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on 14 February 1989. The British government put Rushdie under police protection.

In 1983, Rushdie was …Read more on Wikipedia