Posts tagged ‘Salman Rushdie’

January 25, 2012

Satanic Publicity Machine

It’s been hard to get away from all the Salman Rushdie news for more than a week now.  The infamous author was due to appear at the Jaipur Literature Festival and decided not to attend at the last minute due to threats on his life which were subsequently discredited.

The fuss created by Salman’s author friends spilled into hysterical in my opinion. 

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September 29, 2011

Banned Books

A book festival with a different angle, British librarians got together to select  must-read books that were once banned.

It’s great reading about the reasons particular titles were banned and the reasons various nations, states or authorities gave for banning books.  Some of the messages they read between the lines seem ridiculous

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