<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d11376922\x26blogName\x3dLots+of+Big+Ideas\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dSILVER\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://lotsofbigideas.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_GB\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://lotsofbigideas.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d2704305072655039869', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Should novelists only express their opinions through their fiction?

Get this. An article in The Guardian written by the vicar of Putney claims that Rushdie should do less 'public crusading' and get back between the pages of his books; whilst the Literary Saloon believes that Rushdie should forget about being an author, for the next little while at least, and take up full-time column-writing and crusading.

But here's an idea. (I'm feeling a bit naughty and ready to flout the new laws against incitement.) Maybe we, the country, should offer many of our eminent leaders (in both politics and religion) a short sabbatical to write a work of fiction? Let's face it. Many of them have already had lots of practice...
« Home | Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »
| Next »

» Post a Comment