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Salman Rushdie has lost the sight in one eye and the use of one hand following the attack he suffered while preparing to give a lecture in New York state two months ago, his agent has confirmed. The 75-year-old author, who received death threats from Iran in the 1980s after the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses, was stabbed in the neck and torso as he went on stage to give a talk on artistic freedom at the Institution Chautauqua on August 12.
Until now, the full extent of Rushdie’s injuries was unclear. But in an interview with Spain’s El País, Andrew Wylie explained how serious and transformative the attack had been. “[His injuries] were deep, but he [also] lost sight in one eye,” Wylie said. “He had three serious neck injuries. One hand is disabled because the nerves in the arm were severed. And he has about 15 more wounds on his chest and torso. So, it was a brutal attack.”
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Salman Rushdie is 75 years old.
The agent declined to say whether Rushdie was still in the hospital, saying the most important thing was that the writer would live. Wylie also said that he and Rushdie had discussed the possibility of such an attack in the past. “The main danger he faced so many years after the fatwa was imposed is that a random person would come out of nowhere and attack him,” he said.
“So, you can’t guard against that because it’s totally unexpected and illogical. It was like the murder of John Lennon. Elsewhere in the interview, Wylie said the world was going through “a very troubled period,” especially in the United States. “I think nationalism is on the rise, a kind of fundamentalist right is on the rise…From Italy to…Europe, Latin America and the US, where…half the country seems to think that Joe Biden stole the election from Donald Trump .
And they admire this man who is not only completely incompetent and a liar and a thief, but just a farce. It’s ridiculous. Asked how he felt about the fact that Maus, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel by another of its authors, Art Spiegelman, had been banned from some American schools, Wylie said, “You know, that’s the religious right that behaves as it behaves. . It’s ridiculous.
It’s ridiculous. he is embarrassing. But now he is a great force in the country”. The man accused of stabbing Rushdie pleaded not guilty to second-degree attempted murder and assault charges when he appeared in court Aug. 18. Hadi Matar, 24, was arraigned during a brief hearing in Chautauqua County District Court on a grand jury indictment that charged him with one count of second-degree attempted murder and one count of assault on second grade. Two weeks before the attack, Rushdie had told an interviewer that he felt his life was “very normal again” and that fears of an attack were a thing of the past.