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Answering the final question of a questionnaire with paradoxical transcendence jihad survivor Salman Rushdie said the greatest of all his achievements was, amazingly, “to have continued”, like Jacob when an angel sinewed his thigh while he defeated it, which was his greatest feat because it proved to his descendants he’d achieved, despite deadly opposition, independence. […]

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Answering the final question of a questionnaire with paradoxical transcendence
jihad survivor Salman Rushdie said the greatest of all his achievements was,
amazingly, “to have continued”,
like Jacob when an angel sinewed
his thigh while he defeated it, which was his greatest feat because
it proved to his descendants he’d achieved, despite deadly opposition, independence.
to be or not to be a question that he would conclude
for the benefit of his descendants:  to be continued.

In “Bugbears and other delicacies: Salman Rushdie tilts at the windmill of autofiction, Claire Lowdon writes, reviewing Languages of Truth: Essays 2003–2020 by Salman Rushdie. He is asked : “What do you consider your greatest achievement?” and replies, “To have continued.”

Gershon Hepner

5/27/21


Gershon Hepner is a poet who has written over 25,000 poems on subjects ranging from music to literature, politics to Torah. He grew up in England and moved to Los Angeles in 1976.  Using his varied interests and experiences, he has authored dozens of papers in medical and academic journals, and authored “Legal Friction: Law, Narrative, and Identity Politics in Biblical Israel.” He can be reached at gershonhepner@gmail.com.

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