By Robert Irwin,Bruce Fudge
Translated into English for the first actual time, A Hundred and One Nights is a wonderful 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 on the way to distract the murderous king from taking her existence. A Hundred and One Nights features a virtually solely diversified set of news, even though, each extra exciting, a laugh, and tense than the final. right here, we come across 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 parts that circulated throughout cultures, together with Indian and chinese language antecedents, and lines a body tale almost certainly older than its extra recognized sibling. This vivid 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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