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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Rushdie And The Overdog

Salman Rushdie spoke at Vanderbilt recently, reminding the audience of the role of literature: "However unimportant literature may seem, in the end it is literature that writes the history of our lives...It becomes more important than ever for art to become that space where human intimacy is preserved. The writer's role is not to answer the questions of the world but to frame the issues in interesting ways." Later, at dinner, he revealed that he was a Yankees fan: "I like the overdog".


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