Joris discusses & reads Rushdie's Satanic Verses

Today is the worldwide reading of the works of Salman Rushdie, sponsored by the Berlin Literary Festival. Watch Pierre Joris talk about the attack on Rushdie, with my introduction. Joris's essay was published this month in the Brooklyn Rail. We  both then read from The Satanic Verses -- listen to the audio linked below.

PennSound media server video link (53:00): MP4

Bernstein reads from The Satanic Verses (7:57): MP3
Joris reads from The Satanic Verses (14:21): MP3