Salman Rushdie: A Quixotic Tale

Few writers would have the self-confidence to re-imagine the classic "Don Quixote," often referred to as the first modern novel. But there are few writers like Salman Rushdie. His newest novel, "Quichotte," takes readers on an equally epic journey, exploring the dilemmas of a world that has lost its grip on the truth.
November 13, 2019 - 26:32

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