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A Hundred and One Nights

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Klappentext A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Scheherazade, the vizier's gifted daughter who recounts imaginative tales night after night in an effort to distract the murderous king from taking her life. A Hundred and One Nights features an almost entirely different set of stories, however, each one more thrilling, amusing, and disturbing than the last. Here, we encounter tales of epic warriors, buried treasure, disappearing brides, cannibal demon-women, fatal shipwrecks, and clever ruses, where human strength and ingenuity play out against a backdrop of inexorable, inscrutable fate. Distinctly rooted in Arabic literary culture and the Islamic tradition, these tales draw on motifs and story elements that circulated across cultures, including Indian and Chinese antecedents, and features a frame story possibly older than its more famous sibling. This vibrant translation of A Hundred and One Nights promises to transport readers, new and veteran alike, into its fantastical realms of magic and wonder. An English-only edition. Zusammenfassung Features an almost entirely different set of stories! however! each one more thrilling! amusing! and disturbing than the last. This book includes tales of epic warriors! buried treasures! disappearing brides! cannibal demon women! fatal shipwrecks! and clever ruses! where human strength and more.

About the author

Bruce Fudge (Edited and Translated by)

Bruce Fudge is Professor of Arabic at the University of Geneva. He is the author of Quranic Hermeneutics: al-Tabrisi and the Craft of Commentary (2011) as well as a number of articles on the interpretation of the Quran and medieval and modern Arabic literature.

Robert Irwin (Foreword by)

Robert Irwin is the author of The Arabian Nights: A Companion as well as numerous other studies of Middle Eastern politics, art, and mysticism.

Product details

Authors Bruce Fudge, Bruce (TRN)/ Irwin Fudge
Assisted by Bruce Fudge (Editor), Bruce Fudge (Translation)
Publisher New York University Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.09.2017
EAN 9781479873234
ISBN 978-1-4798-7323-4
No. of pages 272
Series Library of Arabic Literature
Library of Arabic Literature
Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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