Salman Rushdie on his literary influences
Recently Emory University posted an extremely insightful interview with Salman Rushdie on YouTube. In the clip below, he talks about the influence Shakespeare has on him. What I love about it though, is that unlike most people who simply cite Shakespeare in a very general way and leave it at that, Rushdie goes more in depth and dissects Hamlet. And now I can grin a little bit, since Hamlet has always been my favourite Shakespeare play by far! I hadn’t realised exactly why before, but Rushdie pretty much nails it. Watch and listen…
Read more about Salman Rushdie and find out what he has to say about some of his other favourites: Gabriel García Márquez, Thomas Pynchon and James Joyce, amongst others.
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