Arnold Kopecky

The World Is Moving Around Me: A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake By Dany Laferriere (pictured left) Translated by David Homel Arsenal Pulp Press, 183 pages Reviewed by Arno Kopecky “The minute” began at 4:53 in the afternoon of January 12, 2010, just as Dany Laferriere was biting into a piece of bread. The Haitian-born, […]

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Rushdie memoir casts a spell

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January 25, 2013

Joseph Anton By Salman Rushdie Random House 636 pages, $30 Reviewed by Arnold Kopecky “Where they burn books they will in the end burn people too.” If you could boil Salman Rushdie’s quarter-million-word memoir down to a single phrase, that would probably be it – though it wasn’t him who said so, nor was it […]