Novel book of Alamut
Today we bring a famous novel from Vladimir Bartol Slovenian writer which is taught in Slovenian school as literary masterpiece .yes its amazing ….its called Alamut . Vladimir Bartol wrote this novel in 1938 ….apparently it date backed to approximately 85 years ago at the time of writing this article . It consists of 21 chapter and started by a girl(Halimeh) whom was taken hostage by guerrillas and…….
Alamut was originally written in 1938 as an allegory to Mussolini’s
fascist state. In the 1960s it became a cult favorite throughout Tito’s
Yugoslavia, and in the 1990s, during the war in the Balkans, it was read
as an allegory of the region’s strife and became a bestseller in Germany,
France, and Spain. The book once again took on a new life following the
attacks of 9/11/2001 because of its early description of the world of
suicide bombers in fanatical sects, selling more than 20,000 copies in a
new Slovenian edition.
First published sixty years ago, Alamut is a literary classic by Slovenian
writer Vladimir Bartol, a deftly researched and presented historical novel
about one of the world’s first political assassination Group, eleventh-century Ismaili ruled by Hasan ibn Sabah,
(Vladimir Bartol)Magazine’s review(Alamut book)
For all of its provocative ideas and sometimes eerily prescient incidents,
Alamut is also successful simply as an entertaining yarn … Bartol devises
a shifting collage of passions, adventure, and sacrifice. The book’s exotic
settings are sumptuously described, and the characters are charismatic
and complex—despite the fervent aims of some of them to subscribe to
single-minded devotion …..
Alamut is … a finely wrought, undiscovered minor masterpiece that
offers … a wealth of meticulously planned and executed detail and
broad potential for symbolic, intertextual, and philosophical
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