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Thursday, January 26, 2006

"It's A Great Day For Orhan, But...

...we have to go on pushing."

- Salman Rushdie, in an interview with DW-World. In reply to another question, he says:

"I think the bedrock for me has always been that I am an Indian novelist. I am an Indian novelist who like many Indian novelists lives in many different places. But if you look at the history of literature, western writers always gave themselves the right to live any damn place they chose. If Earnest Hemingway or Gertrude Stein wanted to live in Paris they didn't become French."


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