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Salman Rushdie on final editions of books

” When a book leaves its author’s desk it changes. Even before anyone has read it, before eyes other than its creator have looked upon a single phrase it is irretrievably altered. It has become a book that can be read, that no longer belongs to its master. It has acquired in a sense, a free will.”

Salman Rushdie in his memoir Joseph Anton

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Post Falling Thought

‘When you’ve fallen from the sky, been abandoned by your friend, suffered police brutality, metamorphosed into a goat, lost your work as well as your wife, learned the power of hatred and regained human shape, what is there left to do but, as you would no doubt phrase it, demand your rights?’ – The Satanic Verses

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Life and Sugar

Death, like life, came to her coated in sugar. – The Satanic Verses

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