Tag Archives: Prophet's Hair

On the Damage Done by Religious Fanatics

Rushdie’s “Prophet’s Hair” is a humorous look at the damage that can be inflicted by fundamentalism. The observations apply to all kinds of fundamentalism.

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10 Famous Fetish Objects in Lit

Literature is filled with fetish objects that take on outsized significance to various characters.

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The Opening of Eyes Long Closed

A Salman Rushdie short story and a David Whyte poem lead to insights into the story of Jesus and the blind man.

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