A Hundred and One Nights (Library of Arabic Literature) - download pdf or read online

By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge

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 fabulous instance of the wealthy culture of well known 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 imaginitive stories evening after evening in order to distract the murderous king from taking her existence. A Hundred and One Nights features a virtually totally assorted set of reports, even though, each extra exciting, a laugh, and anxious than the final. right here, we come upon stories of epic warriors, buried treasure, disappearing brides, cannibal demon-women, deadly shipwrecks, and smart ruses, the place human power 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 components that circulated throughout cultures, together with Indian and chinese language antecedents, and lines a body tale very likely older than its extra recognized sibling. This brilliant translation of A Hundred and One Nights promises to move readers, new and veteran alike, into its fantastical geographical regions of magic and wonder.

 

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