HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

“The Rushdie File”

On page 196, Pipes mentions that the publishing house got cold feet and didn’t publish “The Rushdie Dossier.” However, it was later published by a different press as “The Rushdie File” and nearly sold out. What was the purpose/motivation behind the book and how did people respond to it?

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