The Public Sphere of Literature
Salman Rushdie Keynotes - Sir Salman Rushdie's keynotes reflect his profound understanding of literature and the modern world....
Rushdie explores role of artists and authors in shaping the understanding of the world. The public sphere heavily influences the happenings of the private self. Ideologies in books and the likes reflect upon persons, affecting their visions of religion, pop culture, current events and international relations. As a result, modern authors must confront the influence of public thought on characters and the secondary reactions involved.