A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
Salman Rushdie

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Meaning of this quote in other languages

Spanish: El trabajo de un poeta es nombrar lo innombrable, para apuntar a los fraudes, a tomar partido, iniciar discusiones, dar forma al mundo, y detenerlo de ir a dormir.

Mandarin Chinese: 一个诗人的作品来命名的难以名状,以指向欺诈行为,采取边,开始争论,塑造世界,并阻止它进入休眠状态。

Portuguese: O trabalho de um poeta é nomear o inominável, apontar para as fraudes, tomar partido, iniciar discussões, dar forma ao mundo, e pará-lo de ir dormir.

Italian: : Il lavoro di un poeta è di nominare l'innominabile, per puntare a frodi, a schierarsi, avviare discussioni, plasmare il mondo, e fermarlo andare a dormire.

Russian: Работа поэта в том, чтобы назвать безымянным, чтобы указать на махинациях, принимать чью-либо сторону, начать аргументы, формировать мир, и остановить его в спящий режим.

Japanese: 詩人の作品は、詐欺を指すように側面を取るために、引数を開始し、世界を形作る、それは寝る停止、名付けられない名前を付けることです。

French: Le travail d'un poète est de nommer l'innommable, de pointer les fraudes, de prendre parti, commencer arguments, façonner le monde, et l'empêcher d'aller dormir.

German: Ein Dichter der Arbeit ist es, nennen Sie die unnameable, auf Betrügereien hinweisen, Partei zu ergreifen, starten Sie Argumente, die Welt gestalten, und stoppen Sie schlafen gehen.

Turkish: Bir şairin işi, taraf tartışmalar başlar, dünyayı şekillendiren ve uyumadan onu durdurmak için, dolandırıcılık işaret etmek, isimlendirilemez isim olduğunu.

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Rohinton Mistry's celebrated novel 'Such a Long Journey' was pulled off the syllabus of Mumbai University because local extremists objected to its content.

I don't like books that play to the gallery, but I've become more concerned with telling a story as clearly and engagingly as I can.

I think that a lot of us, whether we are religious or not - there are no words to express some things except religious words. For instance, 'soul.'

I don't like books that seem to want to teach me things. Which is not to say that one doesn't learn from books - but you do your own learning in your own way.

In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee.

About Salman Rushdie

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Indian
Born: June 19, 1947

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