SALMAN RUSHDIE Joseph Anton

ISBN 13: 9780099563440

Joseph Anton

3.57 avg rating
( 6,958 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099563440: Joseph Anton

From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down.

On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story.

How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a decade, Salman Rushdie dwelt in a world of secrecy and disguise, a world of security guards and armoured cars, of aliases and code names. 

In Joseph Anton, Rushdie tells the remarkable story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

 Sir SALMAN RUSHDIE is the multi-award winning author of eleven previous novels--Luka and the Fire of Life, Grimus, Midnight's Children (which won the Booker Prize, 1981, and the Best of the Booker Prize, 2008), Shame,The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown and The Enchantress of Florence--and one collection of short stories, East, West. He has also published three works of non-fiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991 and Step Across This Line, and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. His memoir, Joseph Anton, published in 2012, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. It was praised as "the finest memoir...in many a year" (The Washington Post). His books have been translated into over forty languages. He is a former president of American PEN.

Review:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

FINALIST FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE
“An often-gripping account of a life turned upside down, and of a writer forced to confront the unintended consequences of his life’s work.” National Post
 
“A memoir...that reminds us of his fecund gift for language and his talent for explicating the psychological complexities of family and identity.... A harrowing, deeply felt and revealing document: an autobiographical mirror of the big, philosophical preoccupations that have animated Mr. Rushdie’s work throughout his career.” Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review

“A fast-paced...monument so impressive it threatens to overshadow all the mere fictions on which his considerable reputation currently rests.... In the spectacular collision that is Joseph Anton...a great writer treats great events with unmatchable authority. And zest.... [Joseph Anton]  could well prove to be the masterwork that survives long after the mere fictions have faded, as most are fated to do.” The Globe and Mail

“Joseph Anton
is wonderful: as much a meditation on life, liberty and the pursuit of truth as an engrossing memoir.” Maclean’s
 
“Brutally honest and profound.” The Guardian
 
“Joseph Anton
is a splendid book, the finest new memoir to cross my desk in many a year.” Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rushdie, Salman
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 19679475-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

SALMAN RUSHDIE
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995634400000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Salman Rushdie,Salman Rushdie
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099563444 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # YGDA-MRAKASH-3949

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Salman Rushdie,Salman Rushdie
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099563444 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # YGDA-MRAKASH-9850

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rushdie, Salman
Published by Vintage (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Learnearly Books
(Doncaster, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rapidly dispatched worldwide from our clean, automated UK warehouse within 1-2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000108131

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Salman Rushdie
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This book offers an account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade. Num Pages: 656 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGLA; DSB; DSBH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 136 x 42. Weight in Grams: 464. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099563440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Salman Rushdie
Published by Vintage (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2013. Book Condition: New. 2013. Paperback. On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This book offers an account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade. Num Pages: 656 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGLA; DSB; DSBH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 193 x 136 x 42. Weight in Grams: 464. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099563440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Salman Rushdie
Published by Random House 2013-08-01, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 2013-08-01, London, 2013. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099563440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Salman Rushdie
Published by Vintage (2013)
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2013. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780099563440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

10.

RUSHDIE,SALMAN
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099563444 ISBN 13: 9780099563440
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 0099563444 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # I_9780099563440

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book