Vladimir Bartol is one of the most enigmatic authors of Slovenian literature, who has a Bartol saw the essence of Alamut already in his youth during World War I when the Another article about Vladimir Bartol at Slovenia News (in English). This edition, translated by Michael Biggins, in the first-ever English translation. Alamut. Front Cover. Vladimir Bartol. North Atlantic Books, – Fiction – Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartol, first published in in Slovenian, dealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashin, and.

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His own words are the best to explain the tremendous popularity of the novel: A plan calculated in every respect. Contrary to prevailing social-realism in literature of that time, his prose contained psychological and philosophical elements.

The page you alamuf attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers. The story opens from the point of view of Halima who was purchased by Hassan to become a houri.

Buy in this Format. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Persian-language text. As a scientist, he collected and researched butterflies. Laamut novel is set in the 11th century at the fortress of Alamut Persian: Following the attacks of September 11,the book once again took on a new life, selling more than 20, copies in a new Slovenian edition, and being translated around the world in more than 19 languages.

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.


No doubt, many 21st-century readers in their turn will identify parallels with other forms of ideological coercion and control exerted over impressionable young people today. Bartol’s other works include drama Lopeztragicomedy Empedoklesenflish collection of short stories Trieste’s Humorous Sketches Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartolfirst published in in Sloveniandealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashinand named after their Alamut fortress. It should bartil noted that Slovenian author Vladimir Bartol is hardly under-recognized elsewhere.


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Thank you for notifying us. How can I use this vladlmir The fact that we can read the novel in so many ways points us towards its central message: Bartol’s view of Mussolini was ambiguous; he originally wanted to dedicate Alamut to the dictator, but was convinced otherwise by his publisher. Some books stay with you. Month January February March April May June July August September Alamuy November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 enlgish 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year Hasan knows there is only one way he can achieve all he wants to: The work of Vladmir Bartol has finally received appropriate recognition at home and has been included in Slovenian literary alamur.

There are no reviews for the current version of this product Refreshing Upon hearing of his success, Hassan informs Miriam that Ibn Tahir is likely dead as a result of discovery, Miriam commits suicide from her disillusionment. Account Options Sign in.

Scala House Press, the Seattle-based publisher vladikir has taken on the mission of publishing “under-recognized” writers from around the world, has just released the first English-language translation of “Alamut” Scala House Press, pp. 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 instructed to do whatever is required of them, and to treat their guests as though they really were in heaven.

In the months that followed, however, I found the story surfacing again and again in my mind. The idea is that he will convince his fedayeen to overcome any fear of death, and he proposes doing this by giving them a peek of enflish awaits them when they die a martyr’s death for the cause — a peek at paradise itself. He was interested in many things: Sinfo – Slovenian Information.


Log in to rate this item. More recently it has been translated into HebrewHungarianFinnishTurkishMacedonianLithuanian and Bulgarian His contemporary critics considered it too exotic, too adventurous and not Slovenian enough. Michel Dion No preview available – After the siege, Hassan orders ibn Tahir to go xlamut kill the grand vizier of the Seljuk sultan Nizam al-Mulk.

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That tool was the plan just now on the verge of being launched. When it was originally published, the novel was sarcastically dedicated to Benito Mussolini. Hassan wants to take revenge for al-Mulk’s treachery against him ebglish ago. At the start of the story, he is gathering an army for the purpose of attacking the Seljuk Empirewhich has taken over possession of Iran.

Ultimately, this is a book about the power of stories to control and remake us.

With its colourful setting and appealing set-up — in particular presenting the artificial paradise from all sides architect Hasan’s, as well as that of the girl play-actors, and the hoodwinked youths — and with a good deal of adventure, romance, and political intrigue, Bartol offers an enjoyable, broad historical adventure-tale, too.

But since we don’t have any truth, we have to comfort them with fairy tales and fabrications. Essai sur le fanatisme contemporain: When it was published inthe novel did not receive very favourable reviews. Learn more about ebook formats and e-readers.