American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rushdie, Salman Born 1947. Indian-born British writer forced into hiding when his novel The Satanic Verses (1988) led the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini to demand his execution. His other works include Midnight's Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize, and The Moor's Last Sigh (1995).
- n. British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
“The secularism of writers like Mahfouz, Hosseini, and Rushdie is by no means atypical of the inhabitants of Muslim states.”
“Salman Rushdie is posing by a movie poster while Rosie Perez dodges a question about Franco kissing other guys.”
“This ancient fascination with language and reality continues to burst through the crust every now and then: in Rushdie's work, in Charu Nivedita's work, in Kiran Nagarkar's work ...”
“NEW YORK — A memoir by Salman Rushdie is coming in 2012.”
“NEW YORK mdash; A memoir by Salman Rushdie is coming in 2012.”
“The "hysterical realism" of such contemporary writers as Pynchon and Rushdie is the modern version of Sterne's perpetual excitements and digressions.”
“In a letter to this newspaper, the film director Ken Russell and the producer David Puttnam join Rushdie and Amis and the actress Rosamund Pike in urging the council to save the heritage centre, which costs around £60,000 a year to run and houses the copies of Lawrence's controversial masterpiece Lady Chatterley's Lover used in the obscenity trial that followed Penguin's publication of the unexpurgated version in 1960.”
“I also reminded him that author Salmon Rushdie is still hiding in fear of his life for his Satanic Verses.”
“Salman Rushdie is another one who I think is wildly overrated.”
“And yes, Salman Rushdie is the author of Midnight's Children.”
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