The right to write
Mailer talks of his involvement with the group of writers who spoke out against the Ayatollah Khomeni's death threats to Salmon Rushdie and against Walden Books, who pulled Rushdie's book, Satanic Verses, from their shelves. He recounts the meeting between the writers and a group of Black Muslims to come to some understanding of their opposing positions. He tries to convey a sense of what Khomeni's threat symbolized to Western writers.
Recorded in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University., Sponsored by: Cornell University Program Board,Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity., Speaker(s): Pulitzer prize winner, co-founder of The Village Voice, author of The Armies of the Night, The Naked and the Dead, The Executioner's Song, Tough Guys Don't Dance, and other works., Lecture, April 4, 1989.
Rushdie, Salman. Satanic verses; Censorship; Prohibited books; Muslims; Literature, Modern--20th century 1900 - 1999
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