November 27, 2022

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Loss of sight in one eye and use of one hand – Corriere.it

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The author of the book “The Satanic Verses” was attacked last August 12 in New York state

Writer Salman Rushdie, who was assaulted two months ago while giving a speech in Chautauqua, New York, lost his sight with one eye and used it with one hand. It was his agent, Andrew Wylie, who revealed this in an interview with El PaisOn the sidelines of the Frankfurt International Book Fair: The wounds in his neck were very deep He also lost his sight in one of his eyes – he explained -. One hand is inoperable because the nerves in the arm are severed and she has 15 other wounds to the chest and torso. It was a brutal attack.

The 75-year-old writer has lived in secret and under guard since 1989 when, after publishing Satanic VersesAyatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against him. But obviously, as the years go by, Rushdie has let his guard down. Two weeks before the attack, he said he now feels his “life is back to normal and fear is a thing of the past”.And he repeated several times: “I have to live my life.” And so last August 12 he was attacked while preparing to talk about artistic freedom. Six days later, the bomber, 24-year-old Hadi Matar, pleaded not guilty and claimed he tried to kill the writer because he attacked Islam.

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