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100 1  Rushdie, Salman. 
245 10 Joseph Anton :|ba memoir /|cSalman Rushdie. 
250    1st ed. 
260    New York :|bRandom House,|cc2012. 
300    xii, 636 p. ;|c25 cm. 
505 00 |tThe first blackbird --|tA Faustian contract in reverse -
       -|t"Manuscripts don't burn" --|tYear zero --|tThe trap of 
       wanting to be loved --|t"Been down so long it looks like 
       up to me" --|tWhy it's impossible to photograph the Pampas
       --|tA truckload of dung --|tMr. Morning and Mr. Afternoon 
       --|tHis millenarian illusion --|tAt the Halcyon Hotel. 
520    On February 14, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a call from 
       a journalist informing him that he had been "sentenced to 
       death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was the first time 
       Rushdie heard the word fatwa. His crime? Writing a novel, 
       The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being "against 
       Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran." So begins the 
       extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground
       for more than nine years, moving from house to house, with
       the constant presence of an armed police protection team. 
       Asked to choose an alias that the police could use, he 
       thought of combinations of the names of writers he loved: 
       Conrad and Chekhov: Joseph Anton. How do a writer and his 
       family live with the threat of murder for over nine years?
       How does he go on working? How does despair shape his 
       thoughts and actions, and how does he learn to fight back?
       In this memoir, Rushdie tells for the first time the story
       of his crucial battle for freedom of speech. He shares the
       sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with 
       armed policemen, and the close bonds he formed with his 
       protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding 
       from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, 
       journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained 
       his freedom. What happened to Salman Rushdie was the first
       act of a drama that is still unfolding.--From publisher 
       description. 
600 10 Rushdie, Salman|xCensorship. 
650  0 Authors, English|y20th century|vBiography. 
650  0 Authors, Indic|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Fatwas|vPersonal narratives. 
650  0 Protective custody|zGreat Britain|vPersonal narratives. 
650  0 Islam and literature|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Blasphemy (Islam)|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Freedom of the press|xHistory|y20th century. 
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