Hear Salman Rushdie Read Donald Barthelme’s “Concerning the Bodyguard”

From The New Yorker: “Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme’s ‘Concerning the Bodyguard,’ and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman. ‘Concerning the Bodyguard’ was published in the October 16, 1978, issue of The New Yorker, and was collected in Forty Stories. Salman Rushdie’s most recent book is Luka and the Fire of Life.”

You can stream Rushdie reading Barthelme both above and below.

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