This collection of essays and occasional pieces have one unifying theme, the making of myth. This book looks at myths such as the Western myth of Islam and the exotic Orient, the Islamic myth of the decadent West, the myth of a plot centred around Salman Rushdie to denigrate the sacred personages of Islam, the utopian myths of fundamentalist preachers and the gurus of the new religious movements, the myth of causes in whose path death is perfect freedom. By the author of "The Seventh Sanctuary".

New Jerusalems 1993, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780586216729

Mass-market paperback