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Arabian Nights and Days - Naguib Mahfouz, Denys Johnson-Davies
Arabian Nights and Days
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A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters.
A renowned Nobel Prize-winning novelist refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385469012 (0385469012)
ASIN: 385469012
Publisher: Random House: Anchor Books
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Arabian Nights and Days
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...
snoylna
snoylna rated it
I think this book wants for a better translator, so I'm not willing to rate it until then.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
0.0
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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