By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge
Translated into English for the first actual time, A Hundred and One Nights is a fabulous 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 ingenious stories evening after evening so one can distract the murderous king from taking her lifestyles. A Hundred and One Nights features a nearly completely diverse set of news, although, every one extra exciting, fun, and traumatic than the final. right here, we come upon stories of epic warriors, buried treasure, disappearing brides, cannibal demon-women, deadly shipwrecks, and shrewdpermanent 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 contours a body tale potentially older than its extra recognized sibling. This shiny 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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A Hundred and One Nights (Library of Arabic Literature) by Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge