Arabian Nights and Days
Publish date: December 1st 1994
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Short Stories
, Nobel Prize
, African Literature
, Egyptian Literature
The thing about 1001 Nights is the ending, where Sherzhade gets to keep her head. Would you really like to be married to a man who kept beheading wives on the first day of the honeymoon? Mahfouz seems to be playing with this idea and some others in this quasi sequel to Arabian Night...
bookshelves: translation, published-1982, books-with-a-passport, tbr-busting-2013, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, afr-egypt, fantasy, paper-read, giftee, nobel-laureate Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Read from December 09, 2012 to January 02, 2...
I think this book wants for a better translator, so I'm not willing to rate it until then.
Before heading out we swung by the post box - and this was in it!HUZZAH!A seasonal gift from T~A. Thankee!Translated by Denys Johnson-DaviesOpening: Following the dawn prayer, with clouds of darkness defying the vigorous thrust of light, the vizier Dandan was called to a meeting with the sultan Shah...
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