Peter Lamborn Wilson
Lamborn Wilson spent seven years in Iran, where he edited the journal of the Iranian Royal Academy of Philosophy. He has studied sufism and Ismailism, and translated Persian poetry. His books include Scandal (Semiotext(e) 1998), a study of Islamic heresy.
"Inside the 'fat' Iranian, a 'thin' dervish often struggles for self-expression. Dervishism allows a way to cock a snook at all the dreary conformities, class suffocation, overly formal manners and philistine consensus aesthetics."
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"'Ah, honourable presence, how have I offended three?' 'No, no! You didn't offend me. It was your use of the subjunctive! So beautiful! Like visiting the 15th century!'"