This weekend, my roommate, a friend and I trekked over to Emory to see the Rushdie exhibit. We woke up early to eat breakfast and walk to the North Avenue Marta station. Walking over to the station, I became cranky from the heat and the amount of walking we had to do. I was not excited to go see the exhibit.  We eventually got on the Southbound train to Five Points and then the Eastbound to Inman Park. We eventually made it to the library at Emory and walked into the exhibit. My mood immediately changed after stepping foot through the rotunda. It was much different than I expected it to be. I was interested to go to the different parts of the exhibit. My favorite part of the exhibit was the interview section of Rushdie. In the Proust questionnaire, Rushdie was asked where we would like to live. He response was “I would like to live on bookshelves–forever.” He is interested in sports and music also. I thought it was cool that he helped write a song with U2.  Salman Rushdie is a very interesting man. Emory did an excellent job in archiving Rushdie’s digital collections and putting them on display. It was cool that there are interactive parts of the exhibit, where you get on a computer and see the different drafts of three of his books. It was also cool to see the sketches of his book covers. Emory put up an exhibit that showcased Rushdie and made him interesting to people who have never heard of him like me.

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  1. msaha3
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 10:16:09

    That is such a cool quote that Rushdie said! I have never heard something that unique. It’s crazy how writers live on through generations. It really makes me want to give up on all this math and technology , and go to a liberal arts school 🙂

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