Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
Last week, novelist Hari Kunzru was advised to leave the Jaipur Literature Festival after he read excerpts of Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, which remains banned in India. (Rushdie, also present, received death threats.) On Twitter, Kunzru argues that he did nothing wrong: “More Indian legal experts confirm that we broke no law by reading from The Satanic Verses."
Everyone’s talking about Newt Gingrich’s personal life and political record, but what about his books? In addition to a series of novels about WWII, Gingrich wrote a revisionist take on the Civil War—in which the South wins. Since the politician hasn’t been flaunting his literary chops on the campaign trail, one Twitter fan is doing it for him. Since Jan. 23, @gingrichfiction has been tweeting some of Newt’s best lines. Most of these must
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