Start your review of Alamut Write a review Shelves: fiction , haecceity I love this book beyond stars. The reasons I love this book is because it shows with perfect realism how religious fanatics were developed and maintained in this particular case, Muslims , how harems were built and worked, and how higher-ups used knowledge--or rather, the lack of knowledge about life and spirituality and human existence in general, to steer the minds of young, naive men and sustain dogma, thirsty for blood and revenge. I love this book because the antagonist is cooler than the I love this book beyond stars. I love this book because the antagonist is cooler than the protagonist until the protagonist becomes the antagonist and the antagonist becomes the protagonist, which is even cooler. I love it because after a point words ending in -ist and -ism are rendered shallow and empty and meaningless.

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He was the third child of seven and his parents offered him extensive education. His mother introduced him to painting, while his father shared with him his interest in biology.

Bartol began to be interested in philosophy, psychology , and biology , but also art, theatre, and literature, as described in his autobiographical short stories. Vladimir Bartol began his elementary and secondary schooling in Trieste and concluded it in Ljubljana , where he enrolled at the University of Ljubljana to study biology and philosophy.

In Ljubljana, he met the young Slovene philosopher Klement Jug who introduced him to the works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Bartol also gave special attention to the works of Sigmund Freud. He graduated in and continued his studies at Sorbonne in Paris — , for which he obtained a scholarship.

In he served the army in Petrovaradin now in the autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia. From to , he lived in Belgrade , where he edited the Slovenian Belgrade Weekly. Afterward, he returned to Ljubljana where he worked as a freelance writer until During World War II he joined Slovene partisans and actively participated in the resistance movement. After the war he moved to his hometown Trieste, where he spent an entire decade, from to Later he was elected to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences And Arts as an associate member, moved to Ljubljana and continued to work for the Academy until his death on 12 September Work[ edit ] Some of his works, including the novel Alamut , have been interpreted as an allegory of the TIGR and the fight against the Italian repression of the Slovene minority in Italy.

As of [update] it is being translated into Hebrew.


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At the start of the story, he is gathering an army for the purpose of attacking the Seljuk Empire , which has taken over possession of Iran. The story opens from the point of view of Halima who was purchased by Hassan to become a houri. Fedai are expected to obey orders without demur and forfeit their lives if necessary. During their demanding training, they come to be convinced that they shall go to heaven immediately after their death if they die in the line of duty. Meanwhile, Halima joins the other houris in the garden which Hassan has been building, the young girls are educated in various arts by the leader of the houris and confidant to Hassan, Miriam. Hassan managed to achieve such level of obedience by deceiving his soldiers; he gave them drugs hashish to numb them and afterwards ordered that they be carried into the gardens behind the fortress—which were made into a simulacrum of heaven, including houris. Therefore, fedayin believe that Allah has given Hassan the power to send anybody to Heaven for a certain period.


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