In Good Faith


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RUSHDIE, Salman. In Good Faith. [New York]: Granta, (1990). Octavo, staple-bound as issued, original printed cream paper wrappers; pp. 22.

First American edition of Rushdie's compelling defense of The Satanic Verses, signed on the front wrapper by him.

In 1989, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for his controversial Satanic Verses, which was inspired by the life of the Prophet Muhammad. "In February 1990, after a year spent in hiding under the protection of the British Security forces, Rushdie’s essay ‘In Good Faith’ reiterated his stance as a secular man, a man without religion, and one who was ‘not a Muslim'" (London Review of Books). Preceded by the British first edition of the same year.

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