New PDF release: A Hundred and One Nights (Library of Arabic Literature)

By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge

ISBN-10: 0814745199

ISBN-13: 9780814745199

ISBN-10: 1479873233

ISBN-13: 9781479873234

A luminous translation of Arabic stories of appeal and wonder

Translated into English for the first actual time, A Hundred and One Nights is a wonderful instance of the wealthy culture of renowned Arabic storytelling. just like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights, this assortment opens with the body tale of Scheherazade, the vizier’s proficient daughter who recounts creative stories evening after evening to be able to distract the murderous king from taking her lifestyles. A Hundred and One Nights features a nearly solely diverse set of reports, even if, every one extra exciting, fun, and traumatic than the final. the following, we come across stories of epic warriors, buried treasure, disappearing brides, cannibal demon-women, deadly shipwrecks, and smart ruses, the place human energy and ingenuity play out opposed to a backdrop of inexorable, inscrutable destiny.  

Distinctly rooted in Arabic literary tradition and the Islamic culture, those stories draw on motifs and tale parts that circulated throughout cultures, together with Indian and chinese language antecedents, and lines a body tale in all probability older than its extra well-known sibling. This bright translation of A Hundred and One Nights promises to move readers, new and veteran alike, into its fantastical nation-states of magic and wonder.


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