Thursday, July 5, 2007

A lapsed rebel

In Arise,sir Salmanin Oulook magazine,Priyambada Gopal evaluates Salman Rushdie's works and laments his changes as a writer.

After the fatwa and relocation to America, Rushdie changed from a fiercely principled writer into one who was less willing to be be consistently and equally critical of all tyranny. A man who had written of the 'folly' of trying to contain a writer within passports now invoked an insistently American 'we'.

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