Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Joseph Anton" Is the Name of Rushdie's Memoir

"Joseph Anton" is the name of Salman Rushdie's memmoir which will be out soon. The name is a concatenation of the first names of "Joseph Conrad" and "Anton Chekhov," two writers Rushdie admires. (See this article on Rushdie's gob-smack website.)

The memoir is about how Rushdie lives through the threat of death issued for him by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini. Obviously going by Rushdie's style the prose will be dense with imagery and ridden with angst. We must admit he is a writer we fancy reading.

So, waiting anxiously....

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