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Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Last Breath of the Moor... Salman Rushdie, an outstanding storyteller


PORTRAIT – Since the 1980s, the British author from Bombay has cultivated over his novels a style where stories are contagious and where the pen can be sharper than the sword.

It was in 1981, seven years before The Satanic Verses was published



Salman Rushdie first came to the attention of the Anglo-Saxon literary world.

It was that year that the British writer, originally from Bombay and trained at King's College Cambridge, won the prestigious Booker Prize at the age of 34.

The crowned work is his second novel, entitled

Les Enfants de Minuit

, a kind of allegorical tale unfolding the history of India between its access to independence in 1947, the year of Rushdie's birth, and the end of the 1970s, through the narrator, Saleem Sinai.

A success that will be confirmed with dozens of translations around the world.

Unanimous, the critics then consider him one of the best hopes of British literature, alongside Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro, novelists who have since confirmed their talents.

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Two years later, he wrote

La Honte



), a novel set in Pakistan, in which the leaders are portrayed…

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Source: lefigaro

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