By Salman Rushdie
No dia 14 de Fevereiro de 1989, Dia dos Namorados, Salman recebeu um telefonema de uma jornalista da BBC a dizer-lhe que fora «condenado à morte» pelo aiatola Khomeini. period a primeira vez que ouvia a palavra fatwa. O seu crime? Ter escrito um romance intitulado Os Versículos Satânicos, que period acusado de ser «contra o Islão, o Profeta e o Alcorão». Assim começa a extraordinária história de um escritor obrigado a passar à clandestinidade, mudando de casa para casa, com a presença constante de uma equipa de proteção policial armada. Pediram-lhe que escolhesse um pseudónimo pelo qual a polícia pudesse tratá-lo. Ele pensou nos escritores de que mais gostava e em combinações dos seus nomes; ocorreram-lhe então Conrad e Tchékhov - Joseph Anton. Como vivem um escritor e a sua família com a ameaça de assassínio durante mais de nove anos? Como continua ele a trabalhar? Como se apaixona e desapaixona? Como é que o desespero molda os seus pensamentos e acções, como e porquê tropeça, como aprende a ripostar? Nestas notáveis memórias, Rushdie narra pela primeira vez essa história: a história de uma das batalhas cruciais do nosso pace pela liberdade de expressão. Fala das realidades, umas vezes sinistras, outras cómicas, da coabitação com polícias armados e dos estreitos laços que se forjaram com os seus protetores; da sua luta para obter o apoio e a compreensão de governos, chefes de serviços de informações, editores, jornalistas e colegas escritores; e de como recuperou a liberdade. Este é um livro de excecional franqueza e honestidade, empolgante, provocatório, comovente e de very important importância. Porque aquilo que aconteceu a Salman Rushdie foi o primeiro ato de um drama que continua a desenrolar-se todos os dias algures no mundo.
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He not only speaks diﬀerently, he is just diﬀerent... Alone I go now, my disciples! * Thus I will it. Go away from me and guard yourselves against Zarathustra! And better still: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he has deceived you. The man of understanding must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends. One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath? You revere me: but what if your reverence should some day collapse?
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NOTE ON THE TEXT AND TRANSLATION The text on which this translation is based is the standard German edition, Ecce homo. Wie man wird, was man ist, prepared by Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari (KSA 6: 255–374). Where possible I have retained Nietzsche’s idiosyncratic punctuation, which the Colli–Montinari edition restores after previous editors discreetly standardized it. Instances of Nietzsche’s double emphasis have been rendered in bold type. I am grateful to my colleague Fritz Gregor Herrmann, with whom I discussed parts of the ﬁnal draft of the translation, and to Graham Parkes for permission to reprint substantial excerpts from his Oxford World’s Classics translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Joseph Anton: Uma Memória by Salman Rushdie