"The first volumes were much criticized because, although they were called 'Children's Tales', they were not regarded as suitable for children, both for the scholarly information included and the subject matter." --wikipedia
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Its fanciful and satiric use of Islam struck many Muslims as blasphemous, and Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against the author in 1989, enjoining Muslims to kill not only Rushdie but also his editors and publishers --britannica.com
The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living, by Mari Ruti
Condemning our current cultural obsession with cheerfulness and “positive thinking,” this book calls for a resurrection of character that honors our more eccentric frequencies and argues that sometimes a tormented and anxiety-ridden life can also be rewarding --academic.oup.com