Scandal: Essays in Islamic Heresy
A search for the poetic facts of heresy in Islamic history, ranging from sacred pederasty in Persian sufism and forbidden imagery in Islamic art to the inner teachings of the Assassins, the heretical influences on Shiite terrorism, and the mystical uses of wine, opium, and hashish.
Secrets of the Assassins
Eros and Style in The Interpreter of Desires
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