Why Salman Rushdie believes the books we love ‘make us who we are’ Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of… – Everything Shortform – Medium

Salman Rushdie made his name as a novelist, but he is also one of our finest literary critics and defenders of the importance of books…

“I believe that the books and stories we fall in love with make us who we are, or, not to claim too much, that the act of falling in love with a book or story changes us in some way, and the beloved tale becomes a part of our picture of the world, a part of the way in which we understand things and make judgments and choices in our daily lives.”

— From Salman Rushdie’s Languages of Truth: Essays 2003–2020 (Random House, 2021).

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