Alamut by Vladimir Bartol First Published in: Reviewed by: Book Worm & Jen Find/Buy it here:Alamut Synopsis from Amazon: Alamut. Alamut, novel written by Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, published in The novel and its famed maxim—”Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted,”. The Author of Alamut Marking the anniversary of Vladimir Bartol ‘s birth, ” Alamut “, an internationally acclaimed novel by Slovenian author Vladimir Bartol .

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Yet Alamuthis masterpiece, is one of those rich works that acquires new meaning as it journeys into its futurity: He drugs a select few with some hashish, and when they wake up they are in paradise itself — paradise being some of the gardens of Alamut, populated by the fair maidens who have been xlamut to do whatever is required of them, and to treat their guests as though they really were in heaven.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Hassan wants to take revenge for al-Mulk’s treachery against him long ago. I got this book because I read that it was part of the inspiration for the original Assassin’s Creed game. That said, this was a good read and I would recommend it to others. Halima is a young girl who had been sold off in distant Bukhara and has now been transported to Alamut, not knowing what awaits her. Therefore, fedayin believe that Allah has given Hassan the power to send anybody to Heaven for a certain period.

Fedai are expected to obey orders without demur and forfeit their lives if necessary. Some of the soldiers are captured and Hassan decides to demonstrate his power to them.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Afterwards, he returned to Ljubljana where he lived as a freelance qladimir until Please try again later. Non Book Review: Sayyiduma’s Sabah’s title words and laws are binding and any dissent is to be met with death. Alamut is set at the end of the 11th century, and tells the story of the legendary Hasan ibn Bartlo plan to conquer, utilising the first ‘Assassins’. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Persian-language text.

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By describing the destinies of international demonic and eccentric adventurers, he developed themes related to will, power wadimir absurdity, with which he became a forerunner of existentialism in bartlo.

While it is clear Hasan is not a good man, the people who follow him are individuals with their own reasons, motivations and understanding. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

So far, Alamut has been translated into over 20 languages. The novel focuses on Sabbah as he unveils his plan to his inner circle, and on two of his young followers — the beautiful slave girl Halima, who has come to Alamut to join Sabbah’s paradise on earth, and young ibn Tahir, Sabbah’s most gifted fighter.

In the French capital, he met with the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmarwho introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah. The novel is set in the 11th century at the fortress of Alamut Persian: I docked it a star for several ridiculous young female characters who were rendered hopelessly silly either by translation the original book was in Slovenianor by design.


He is an Ismaili whose grandfather was beheaded — “the first martyr for our cause in Iran” — and whose father has sent him to serve the Ismaili cause and avenge his grandfather’s death.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. See all 52 reviews. The setting is vivid and imaginative and almost blends fantasy barfol historical fiction, at times. Another interpretation compares the Hashshashin to modern-day terroristsparticularly islamists and Hassan-i Sabbah to their leaders.

Although these articles may currently differ in style from others on the site, they allow us to provide wider coverage of topics sought by our readers, through a diverse range of trusted voices. Alamut by Vladimir Bartol Wlaidmir Published in: They want us to get rid of the blank space of the unknown for them.

But now I’m going to see what FAITH can accomplish” – ibn-Sabah The story however, is simply a backdrop or stage that is shown to give practical examples of larger philosophical theories and thought experiments.

But the imperfections are covered by the author’s commitment to a vivid and unrelenting storyline, and warrant a 5 star rating from me. An early follower of Jung and Freud, and Slovenia’s first translator of Nietzsche, Bartol wanted to fuse psychology and literature with the story of the world’s first terrorist to tell the story of Mussolini.

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