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Monday, June 18, 2007


Shorn of its Chursch of England associations, it's a word that could be used to describe Sir Salman's decline as a writer, says Priyamvada Gopal, in this thoughtful piece. (No, she doesn't use the word itself; instead, here's an example of the prose: "The mutation of this relevant and stentorian writer into a pallid chorister is a tragic allegory of our benighted times, of the kind he once narrated so vividly".)

* considered the longest accepted word in the English language


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