By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge
Known to us basically 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 well known Arabic storytelling. Like its extra well-known sibling, the Thousand and One Nights, this assortment opens with the body tale of Shahrazad, the talented vizier’s daughter who recounts innovative stories evening after evening on the way to distract the murderous king from taking her life. A Hundred and One Nights features a virtually solely assorted set of reports, even if, every one extra exciting, fun, and annoying than the final. In them, we stumble 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 components that circulated throughout cultures, A Hundred and One Nights is enormously rooted in Arabic literary tradition and the Islamic culture. it's also most probably 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 geographical regions of magic and wonder.
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A Hundred and One Nights (Library of Arabic Literature) by Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge