|Broadcast Date||31 March 1990|
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|Series||The Late Show|
|Description||A programme dedicated to Salman Rushdie in the wake of the controversies around the publication of The Satanic Verses. Pinter read a lecture written by Rushdie for the Herbert Read Memorial Lecture. Programme description: The Rushdie affair continues to raise crucial questions about the conflict between free speech and the rights of minorities in a multicultural society. These two programmes show Salman Rushdie 's perspective on The Satanic Verses both before and after the controversy which threatens his life. Bookmark: Angels and Devils Before publication, Salman Rushdie talked to Nigel Williams about religion and writing, racism and magical realism. The Late Show: Herbert Read Memorial Lecture Last month, in his first substantial piece of writing since he was forced into hiding, Rushdie addressed the novel's duty, as the 'crucial art form', to explore the relationship between literature and blasphemy. The lecture, recorded at the ICA, was delivered by Harold Pinter and introduced by Michael Ignatieff.|
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