Salman Rushdie on Great Fiction

This is my shortest post ever.  Attention spans are only so long.  Although laconic in speech, I become loquacious in print.  But I am going to do something I have never done before:  I will recommend a 4,000 word read.  Salman Rushdie wrote this in the New York Times a week ago.  Yes, the same dude Ayatollah Khomeini decreed an unsuccessful fatwah upon about 30 years ago, and the author of The Satanic Verses.  His NYT opinion piece is all about what makes fiction interesting, and although imaginary, more capable of speaking of  fundamental truths.

Don’t worry: The Times allows everyone ten free views per month.  If you’ve burned your views, not to worry:  a new month begins Tuesday.

4 thoughts on “Salman Rushdie on Great Fiction

  1. Unfortunately, things have changed. This article is behind a subscription paywall only. Some articles and games have free but limited access by creating an email account.

    This access changes often now, too.

    This is my experience, but if I am missing something, please let me know. 😀


    1. I cannot be sure of this, but most newspapers — the ones that want to add paying subscribers anyway — give non-subscribers a few free reads each month. Try using The Google to find that Post article. NY Times allow ten reads free each month, except for recipes for which they want $.


  2. I am in Wellsboro, PA and just saw an Airstream Trailer with your website. Hope you are enjoying Pennsylvania. Great website


    1. We did enjoy our quick trip thru Penn en route to the Massachussetts Berkshires to visit our daughter. Wellsboro seems like a neat town in a beautiful part of the country. A few years ago we spent a week at Ives Run and had a couple of nice meals there; this time it was just one night at Ives and leftover red beans and rice. Thanks for reading us and hanging in there through those difficult political years … I am trying not to go there … except when absolutely necessary.



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