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To cross a frontier is to be transformed....The frontier is a wake-up call. At the frontier, we can't avoid the truth; the comforting layers of the quotidian, which insulate us against the world's harsher realities, are stripped away and, wide-eyed in the harsh fluorescent light of the frontier's windowless halls, we see things as they are.

In this collection of nonfiction, Salman Rushdie crosses over the frontier and sees and tells things as they are, inviting readers to "step across this line" with him.

The essays, speeches, and opinion pieces assembled in Step Across This Line, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects. The collection chronicles Rushdie's intellectual odyssey and is also an especially personal look into the writer's psyche. With the same fierce intelligence, uncanny social commentary, and very strong opinions that distinguish his fiction, Rushdie writes about his fascination with The Wizard of Oz, his obsession with soccer, and the state of the novel, among many other topics. Most notably, delving into his unique personal experience fighting the Iranian fatwa, he addresses the subject of militant Islam in a series of challenging and deeply felt responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The book ends with the eponymous "Step Across This Line," a lecture Rushdie delivered at Yale in the spring of 2002, which has never been published before and is sure to prompt discussion.

Rushdie's first collection of nonfiction, Imaginary Homelands , offered a unique vision of politics, literature, and culture for the 1980s. Step Across This Line does the same and more for the last decade of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.

Review:

"The essays crackle with [Rushdie's] enthusiasm, humor, and intelligence." The Miami Herald

Review:

"Step Across This Line unmasks Rushdie himself: Rushdie the film critic, political activist, Indian-exile-British citizen, object of political persecution, secular Muslim, political liberal, and brilliant writer." David Shneer, Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Rushdie is a historic figure because he has become, for the whole world to see, a rich, happy, admired and successful ex-Muslim. In his worldwide fame, Rushdie is undoubtedly the most prominent apostate in Muslim history. The longer he lives, the more he changes the sociology of apostasy within the religious community into which he was born." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Although some of the pieces themselves are a bit dated, Rushdie has added updates in footnotes, and in any case he always makes his point." Library Journal

About the Author

Salman Rushdie is the author of eight novels — Grimus, Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the "Booker of Bookers"), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and Fury — and one work of short stories, East, West. He has also published four previous works of nonfiction: The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and Mirrorwork.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679463344
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
20th century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.54x6.36x1.30 in. 1.52 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Random House - English 9780679463344 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The essays crackle with [Rushdie's] enthusiasm, humor, and intelligence."
"Review" by , "Step Across This Line unmasks Rushdie himself: Rushdie the film critic, political activist, Indian-exile-British citizen, object of political persecution, secular Muslim, political liberal, and brilliant writer."
"Review" by , "Rushdie is a historic figure because he has become, for the whole world to see, a rich, happy, admired and successful ex-Muslim. In his worldwide fame, Rushdie is undoubtedly the most prominent apostate in Muslim history. The longer he lives, the more he changes the sociology of apostasy within the religious community into which he was born."
"Review" by , "Although some of the pieces themselves are a bit dated, Rushdie has added updates in footnotes, and in any case he always makes his point."
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