Salman Rushdie, his return to life after the assault | EUROtoday

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” NOTWe can compete with Orpheus and sing within the face of horror, singing with out stopping till the tide turns and higher days come. » When uttering these phrases in entrance of the viewers of writers invited by PEN America, on the United Nations, on May 13, 2022, there are no less than two issues that Salman Rushdie didn’t know. First, that a couple of months later, on August 12, a knife assault would virtually price him his life, thirty-three years after the fatwa launched in opposition to him. Then, that opposite to the parable, it’s not Orpheus who would go to search for Eurydice within the Underworld however Eurydice who would go to search for Orpheus and that her title is, in her case, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, his new spouse, poet, novelist and now heroine of Knifesubtitle Reflections following a…

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