Monday, 2 October 2006

Rushdie Profile.

The Guardian profiles Salman Rushdie:
The first drafts of his novels are written straight on to the computer, from which he then takes a print-out for cold-eyed revision. "I can't really see it unless it's in type." His new novel, though it may be mediated by these technological miracles, is set at a distance from them. "I've invented a story which unites the India of the Mughal Empire with the Italy of the High Renaissance. It's a fantasia, set at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries called The Enchantress of Florence. And I must say that, given how horrible the world is, it's really quite nice to spend some time in the 16th century."
I am very intrigued about his next book. Look forward to reading it!

3 comments:

  1. I am not surprised he finds the world horrible what with all the death calls after him. But I hope he finds it horrible for other reasons too: the wars, Palestine, Iraq, etc..

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  2. This is my uncle's favorite author of all time!

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  3. Eliza: I think he's put behind the fatwa against him. I'm sure he's more concerned with the crazy state of the world today. His essays and interviews have always seemed well-thought out and eloquent to me.

    Xeus: I rather like him too actually! Have only read Midnight's Children and some of his essays but I think he's an excellent writer.

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