In Arabian Nights

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407040529

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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Shortly after the 2005 London bombings, Tahir Shah was thrown into a Pakistani prison on suspicion of spying for Al-Qaeda. What sustained him during his terrifying, weeks-long ordeal were the stories his father told him as a child in Morocco. Inspired by this, on his return to his adopted homeland he embarked on an adventure worthy of the mythical Arabian Nights, going in search of the stories and storytellers that have nourished this most alluring of countries for centuries. Wandering through the medinas of Fez and Marrakech, criss-crossing the Saharan sands and tasting the hospitality of ordinary Moroccans, he collected a treasury of traditional stories recounted by a vivid and eccentric cast of characters: from master masons who work only at night to Sufi wise men who write for soap operas and Tuareg guides addicted to reality TV. Himself a link in the chain of scholars and teachers who have passed such tales down from father to son, mother to daughter, Shah reveals a world and a way of thinking that most visitors to Morocco barely know exist.
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Geschichten aus 1001 Nacht

Author: Gudrun Bull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423207546


Page: 303

View: 9647

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Alone in Arabian Nights

Author: Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah

Publisher: Octagon Press

ISBN: 9780863040634

Category: Travel

Page: 215

View: 4775

This ...most extraordinary book contrasts travels in the Middle East undertaken by the author in the 1930's and the 1960's. Selling trinkets in Port Sudan, interviewing criminals in Port Said or living as a penniless dervish are not activities generally associated with those more normally styled as 'His Sublime Highness'.
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Im Haus des Kalifen

ein Jahr in Casablanca

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403245


Page: 368

View: 7433

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Story-Telling Techniques in the Arabian Nights

Author: David Pinault

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 2252

This work comprises a literary comparison of surviving alternative versions of selected narrative-cycles from the "Nights." Pinault draws on the published Arabic editions - especially Bulaq, MacNaghten, and the fourteenth-century Galland text recently edited by Mahdi - as well as unpublished Arabic manuscripts from libraries in France and North Africa. The study demonstrates that significantly different versions have survived of some of the most famous tales from the "Nights." Pinault notes how individual manuscript redactors employed - and sometimes modified - formulaic phrases and traditional narrative topoi in ways consonant with the themes emphasized in particular versions of a tale. He also examines the redactors' modification of earlier sources - Arabic chronicles and Islamic religious treatises, geographers' accounts and medieval legends - for specific narrative goals. Comparison of the narrative structure of diverse story-collection also sheds new light on the relationship of the embedded subordinate-narrative to the overarching frame-tale. All cited passages from the "Nights" and other Arabic story- collections have been fully translated into English.
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The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective

Author: Ulrich Marzolph

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332870

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 5424

The follow-up to The Arabian Nights Reader, this volume investigates the transnational features of the Arabian Nights.
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Tales from Arabian Nights

Author: Parragon Book Service Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752525983

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2138

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Famous Fables 5

Author: Selections from Arabian Nights

Publisher: Ratna Sagar

ISBN: 9788170702085


Page: 48

View: 3855

These supplementary readers are based on structural control and graded vocabulary to help reinforce the children s language skills. They are ideal for Indian children for whom English is a second language.
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The Sexual World of the Arabian Nights

Author: David Ghanim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108425364

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5175

A lively discussion of the sexual life contained in the Arabian Nights, appealing to academics and general readers.
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AMANI - Rebellin des Sandes

Author: Alwyn Hamilton

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641172454

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 360

View: 6993

Die 16-jährige Scharfschützin Amani will nichts mehr, als Dustwalk, einem Kaff mitten in der Wüste, den Rücken zu kehren. Bei einem Schießwettbewerb, der Amani die Freiheit bringen soll, kreuzt Jin ihren Weg: ein faszinierender Fremder, der von den Schergen des Sultans verfolgt wird. Jin soll zu den Rebellen gehören, die den abtrünnigen Prinzen Ahmed unterstützen. Amani und Jin werden Reisegefährten wider Willen und kämpfen bald ums Überleben – gegen magische Djinn, gegen die Soldaten des Sultans und eine mysteriöse, tödliche Waffe. Unversehens steckt Amani mitten in einer Rebellion, die das Schicksal ihres Landes entscheiden könnte und ihre Gefühle für Jin offenbart ...
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The Arabian Nights and Orientalism

Perspectives from East and West

Author: Yuriko Yamanaka,Tetsuo Nishio

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850437680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 269

View: 6016

To commemorate the tercentenary of the first Western edition of The Arabian Nights, Yamanaka and Nishio marry Western and Japanese perspectives to analyze the rich cross-cultural fertilization that ensued. Arabian Nights and Orientalism examines narrative motifs, and relates them to other cultures, traditions, and forms of representation. The authors place the tales in a whole range of new contexts, from 19th century British feminism to ancient Greek romance. This lavishly illustrated book explores the interplay between image and text in various editions, and sheds new light on the tales' origin in the Persian professional storytelling tradition. Robert Irwin's foreword offers an overview of critical responses to The Arabian Nights, which highlights the originality of this volume.
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Tales from Arabian nights

Author: Hedwig Smola

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arabian nights

Page: 319

View: 7262

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The Arabian Nights

A Play

Author: Mary Zimmerman

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810120941

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 4943

Based on Powys Mather's translation of The Book of the Thousand and One Night.
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Der Zauberlehrling von Kalkutta

Reise durch das magische Indien

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492402866


Page: 463

View: 1705

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Author: BPI

Publisher: BPI Publishing

ISBN: 9351214842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9608

Tales from Arabian Nights is a collection of stories that a Persian queen tells her king for one thousand and one nights. She starts narrating a story each night and withholds the ending so as to continue it the next evening. She does this to avoid being killed by the king. Read the stories to know how the queen finally manages to save herself.
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Tales from Arabian Nights

Author: Anushka Ravishankar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184755732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 6715

What if your life depended on being able to tell a good story? Schariar, King of Persia, would marry a woman every night only to chop off her head every morning. He had sentenced the beautiful and clever Scherazade to the same fate. Determined to save herself and other women from this gruesome decree, Queen Scherazade began telling him stories one night -- of magic lamps and genies, of fishermen and caliphs, of treasure-caves and strange potions. Tales so wonderful that the one night turned into 1001.... But what would happen when Scherazade ran out of yarns to spin? This new collection of Tales from the Arabian Nights will make you gasp with wonder and laugh with delight and the magical storyteller Scherazade will keep you spellbound for days.
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Tales from the Arabian Nights

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261145

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 349

View: 9638

Presents the classic Arabian folk tales about Aladdin with his magical lamp, the Enchanted Horse, the Princess Badoura, Sinbad the Sailor, and the Caliph of Bagdad, Haroun-al-Raschid.
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Tales from the Arabian Nights

Author: Edited By S.E. Paces

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121922917

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 1512

Great Stories in Easy English. Recommended for the age group of 7-9 yrs
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