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The second reason for its popularity is the fact that Alamut is a highly readable novel with dramatic plot which deals with eternal themes and can be read from different viewpoints: Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

I don’t think the author had an agenda one way or the other about wladomir, in particular, but the dialogue is definitely meant to provoke and question. But he has grand ambitions: This edition, translated by Michael Biggins, in the first-ever English translation.

It was also the birthplace of the fedayeen. Alamut by Vladimir Bartol. Bartol’s view of Mussolini was ambiguous; he originally wanted to dedicate Alamut to the dictator, but was convinced otherwise by his publisher. The Alamut of the title is a remote fortress in 11th century Persia where a charismatic leader Hasan ibn Sabbah is training his own army of devoted Feyadeen young men who are willing to kill and die for him alone as they believe he has the keys to paradise with this army he plans to turn himself into the prophet al Mahdi and to gain control of the entire region in the name of his people the Ismaili.

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Alamut – Vladimir Bartol

An intriguing book that mixes Crusades-era Muslim history with surprisingly wlamut religious extremist ideology. Before he makes his physical appearance, the notion of unquestionable loyalty to Sayyiduma is presented as a thinking-tool to compare this notion with the rationally of staying loyal to a hidden divine entity such a God.

He graduated in and continued with his studies at Sorbonne in Paris – He transfers the power over the Ismaelits to the hands of his faithful daimilitary, and religious chiefs.

Vladimir Bartol went to school in Trieste and Ljubljana. Get to Know Us.

Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful of elite fighters who are to become his “living daggers. On the special slovenia He went on to write several minor works, short stories and plays, but never wrote another novel. The setting is vivid and imaginative and almost blends fantasy with historical fiction, at times.

Bartol’s other works include drama Lopeztragicomedy Empedoklesand collection of short stories Trieste’s Humorous Sketches Alamut has the tone and structure reminiscent of fantasy and fairy tales, but it is anything but fantasy and is based loosely on historical events.

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Vladimir Bartol

When it was published inthe novel did not receive very favourable reviews. Bartol saw the essence of Alamut already in his youth during World War I when the image of distant gun flashes from the Soca Bsrtol – that he could observe one day while walking home over a hill with his cousin Boris penetrated his consciousness. At the University of Ljubljana he studied biology and philosophy, with special attention researched the work of Sigmund Freud. Amazon Music Stream wlafimir of songs.


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Showing of 52 reviews. Some of them were actually a preparation for his masterpiece, the novel Alamut. Fascismpolitical ideology and mass movement that dominated many parts of central, southern, and eastern Europe between and and that also had adherents alxmut western Europe, the United States, South Africa, Japan, Latin America, aoamut the Middle East.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Alamut was a fortress in Iran; according to legend, it was a training ground for assassins.

Since he wrote for many newspapers and magazines, his texts are quite abundantly scattered around and a lot of them were only posthumously published as single pieces of literature; among them are collections of short stories and essays Demon And Eros qladimir Between Idyll And Horrornovel Miracle in the Villagestory Don Lorenzo and autobiography Youth at St.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Contrary to prevailing social-realism in literature of that time, his prose contained psychological and philosophical elements.

Afterwards, he returned to Ljubljana where he lived as a freelance writer until Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Also, the poems in this book seem to be beautiful in their English translation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This story is of Alamut and Hasan ibn al-Sabbah is set in in Iran and is the story of Hasan and his rise to power and control through young men trained to be killers willing to risk their lives