Salman Rushdie – Great Art about 9/11?

by matttbastard

Bestselling Author Salman Rushdie discusses what he feels is a lack of great literature or other creative works about September 11, 2001.

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3 thoughts on “Salman Rushdie – Great Art about 9/11?

  1. Dunno about great art, but I have been rewatching all of Battlestar Galactica (Nu) on DVD and it satisfies all my major requirements for good tv about 911/Iraq.

    I am also currently fascinated by reality TV about military families like Army Wives, however it is in no way good or great, just there.

    I was a fan of 24 early on, this because it seemed to propose a curious notion of torture where Jack Bauer’s right/fitness to torture was secured by his own physical mortification, murder of his family, etc. (Also they had a black prezident.) But now it just sucks.

    Curiously, the 24’s black president is now a soldier on the lame special forces/black ops show The Unit, which isn’t good enough to be pernicious the way 24 was at first.

    There are also some good comic books. I love that Rushdie cat and all, but it’s hard for me to take this kind of critique seriously from a guy who married a beauty queen half his age.


  2. I think it’s a brand requirement for respectable Brit authors to adopt a curmudgeonly “get off my lawn” pose re: popular culture once they push past 60.

    At least Martin Amis can be said to be fulfilling his genetic legacy.

    (Didn’t 24’s black preznit recently claim to have paved the way for Obama’s run?)


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