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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

How Times Change

Eighteen years ago today, he was forced into seclusion because of a fatwa. Yesterday, he joined Emory University for a five-year stint to teach world literature to graduate students. And even though the fatwa isn't officially rescinded, he says "It's reached the point where it's a piece of rhetoric rather than a real threat". Once again, Valentine's Day is happy for Salman Rushdie.


  • Around this time of year, I always think of him and his "unfunny valentine." I'm relieved, really, for all our sakes, that the idiots didn't murder him. That somehow, against the odds, he survived this "extreme form of literary criticism."

    By Anonymous Teju, at 11:29 AM  

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