By Salman Rushdie

Bejubelt und verdammt: Das Buch, für das Salman Rushdie zum Tode verurteilt wurde

Über der englischen Küste wird ein Flugzeug in die Luft gesprengt. Die einzigen Überlebenden dieses Terroranschlags sind Gibril Farishta und Saladin Chamcha, zwei indische Schauspieler, die buchstäblich vom Himmel fallen und wie durch ein Wunder unversehrt bleiben. Doch nach dem Absturz gehen seltsame Dinge mit ihnen vor: Der Muslim Gibril zeigt immer mehr Ähnlichkeit mit dem Erzengel Gabriel, während sich Saladin, der stets seine Herkunft verleugnete, zu einem Abbild des Teufels entwickelt. Doch das ist erst der Beginn einer überwältigenden Odysee zwischen intestine und Böse, zwischen Fantasie und Realität.

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Thinking this way. better since the times of replete with badness. is too it don't do things like that. its Why take positive delight I insane? con- Theog- I'm not talking about that old routine where you drag out the Spanish InquiHolocaust, Joseph Stalin, the sition, the happens in own our Khmer Rouge, one of the most materially prosperous nations in history. take a walk through an American prison, a nursing slums where the homeless ward. Go to a Vietnam live in vets' thing is life, how deceitful are its How pleasures, hollow and unreal a what horrible aspects like a hell, as They word, but called it is it Schopenhauer, — who has helped me transform my — was so quick point suf- fering into an object of understanding out?

His head were looking over his shoulder pered something to him. It is — as if is It appears turned as someone had if he just whis- in this that the "art" of the sculp- The Pugilist conveyed at Rest to the viewer. ture is just summoned him befuddlement on is an air 1 Could to the arena? his face, but there be that someone has it There no is about him that suggests that he 9 is is a slight look of trace of fear. There eager to proceed and does not wish to cause anyone any trouble or to create a delay, even though his on mities life will soon be on the his noble face, there is line.

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