Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie
In this beautifully written but shockingly overlong autobiography, Salman Rushdie has cast himself as, literally, The Third Man. For the entirety of Joseph Anton, he refers to himself not as "I" and "me", but as "he" and "him", narrating everything in the third person as a sort of cloaking device. Was the conceit intended to convey Rushdie's sense of being outside his own body at the darkest and...
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