Words for Salman Rushdie

The New York Times Book Review
12 March 1989, p. 29

Our thanks to you and to Marianne Wiggins for recalling those of us who write to our duty as heretics, for reminding us again that power is as much our sworn enemy as unreason, for making us all look braver, wiser, more useful than we often think we are. We pray for your continuing good health, safety and lightness of spirit.

-- By Thomas Pynchon

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