1. The New YorkerDavid Remnick2/6/2357 min
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    9.5
    The New Yorker
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    • Pegeen
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      7 months ago

      An absolute 10! Such a compelling story about an exceptional writer living under extreme conditions. The worst has finally happened - Salman Rushdie is not killed. Instead he is rendered partially blind, his typing hand severely damaged and his psyche plagued with PTSD. How will this near death experience shape him and his writing? Victim has never been in his vocabulary.

    • jeff
      Top reader of all time
      7 months ago

      Really great article and interview! Rushdie's backstory is super interesting. Plenty of great quotes from him as well.

      Many years ago, he recalled, there were people who seemed to grow tired of his persistent existence. “People didn’t like it. Because I should have died. Now that I’ve almost died, everybody loves me. . . . That was my mistake, back then. Not only did I live but I tried to live well. Bad mistake. Get fifteen stab wounds, much better.”