By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge
Known to us in simple terms via North African manuscripts, and translated into English for the 1st time, A Hundred and One Nights is a fabulous instance of the wealthy culture of renowned Arabic storytelling. Like its extra recognized sibling, the Thousand and One Nights, this assortment opens with the body tale of Shahrazad, the proficient vizier’s daughter who recounts ingenious stories evening after evening for you to distract the murderous king from taking her life. A Hundred and One Nights features a nearly fullyyt assorted set of news, notwithstanding, every one extra exciting, fun, and anxious than the final. In them, we come upon stories of epic warriors, buried treasures, disappearing brides, cannibal demon girls, deadly shipwrecks, and smart ruses, the place human energy and ingenuity play out opposed to a backdrop of inexorable, inscrutable fate.
Although those stories draw on motifs and tale parts that circulated throughout cultures, A Hundred and One Nights is incredibly rooted in Arabic literary tradition and the Islamic culture. it's also most likely a lot older than Thousand and One Nights, drawing on Indian and chinese language antecedents. This cautious version and colourful 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