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One Thousand and One Nights

A Retelling

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Gathered and passed down over the centuries from India, Persia, and across the Arab world, the mesmerizing stories of One Thousand and One Nights tell of the real and the supernatural, love and marriage, power and punishment, wealth and poverty, and the endless trials and uncertainties of fate. They are relatedby the beautiful, wise, young Shahrazad, who gives herself up to murderous King Shahrayar. The king has vowed to deflower and then kill a virgin every nightbut Shahrazad will not be defeated by the king's appetites. To save herself, she cunningly spins a web of tales, leaving the king in suspense each morning, and thus prolonging her life for another day. Acclaimed Lebanese writer Hanan al-Shaykh has selected nineteen of these stories, retold them in modern English, and knitted them together intoan utterly intoxicating collection. In al-Shaykh's hands, Shahrazad's tales are lush and evocative, rich with humor, and utterly captivating.


Titel: One Thousand and One Nights

ISBN/EAN: 9780307958877

Seitenzahl: 344
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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