In Arabian Nights

A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553384430

Category: Travel

Page: 402

View: 8478

The author continues his account of his adopted home of Morocco, exploring the tradition of the spiritual quest in terms of his own journey of self-discovery and his father's legacy of storytelling as he reveals Morocco's history, mystical beliefs, and culture.
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Arabian Nights, in 16 volumes

Volume II

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605205818

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 356

View: 5292

Notorious for the delight he took in tweaking the sexual taboos of the Victorian age-as well as the delight he took in the resulting shock of his bashful peers-British adventurer, linguist, and author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his unexpurgated translation of the Eastern classic The One Thousand and One Nights, more famously known today as The Arabian Nights. Originating in Persian, Indian, and Arabic sources as far back as the ninth century AD, this collection of bawdy tales-which Burton was the first to bring to English readers in uncensored form-has exerted incalculable influence on modern literature. It represents one of the earliest examples of a framing story, as young Shahrazad, under threat of execution by the King, postpones her death by regaling him with these wildly entertaining stories over the course of 1,001 nights. The stories themselves feature early instances of sexual humor, satire and parody, murder mystery, horror, and even science fiction. Burton's annotated 16-volume collection, as infamous as it is important, was first published between 1885 and 1888, and remains an entertainingly naughty read. Volume II includes: [ "Nur Al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis Al-Jalis" [ "Tale of Ghanim Bin Ayyub, The Distraught, The Thrall O'Love" [ "Tale of the First Eunich, Baukhayt" [ "Tale of the Second Eunuch, Kafur" [ "Tale of King Omar Bin Al-Nu'uman and His Sons Sharrkan and Zau Al-Makan" [ "Tale of Taj Al-Muluk and the Princess Dunya" [ "Tale of Aziz and Azizah"
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The Caliph's House

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553902318

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 7876

In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Book of the Thousand and One Nights

Author: J.C. Mardrus,E.P. Mathers

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0203359127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

View: 8836

The second volume of this accurate translation of the wonderful and enchanting tales of the Arabian nights.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Arabian Nights and Days

Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101974710

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4995

The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories from the tradition of The One Thousand and One Nights, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters, who plumbs their depths for timeless truths.
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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: 2209

A lively discussion of the sexual life contained in the Arabian Nights, appealing to academics and general readers.
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Arabian Nights

Author: Martin Woodside,Lucy Corvino

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402745737

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 151

View: 762

An abridged version of the tale of Scheherazade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, who tells her husband, the king, a different story every night to keep him from fulfilling his plan to kill her in the morning.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

In Arabian Nights

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553818767

Category: Morocco

Page: 424

View: 3927

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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Tales From the Arabian Nights

Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426326386

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8686

Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tales and ignites childrens' imaginations.
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Alone in Arabian Nights

Author: Ikbal Ali Shah (Sirdar.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863040634

Category: Middle East

Page: 215

View: 4615

Posted in Middle East

Arabian Nights' Entertainments

Author: Robert L. Mack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199555877

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

View: 7972

The tales with which Sheherazade nightly postpones the murderous intent of the Sultan Schahriar have entered our language and our lives like no other collection before or since. This, the only edition to include the complete text of the earliest English translation of the Nights, also offers extensive textual apparatus such as explanatory notes and plot summaries to help readers follow the complex and interwoven stories.
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Tales from the Arabian Nights

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261145

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 349

View: 5413

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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Stranger Magic

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

View: 5228

Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytale, and folktale explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.
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The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1,001 Nights

Author: Robert Irwin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014044940X

Category: Fiction

Page: 855

View: 4293

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to save herself from death at the sultan's hands.
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The Arabian Nights

Author: Sir Richard Burton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1607108712

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 5043

No library's complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects the beloved tales of Arabian Nights, translated by Sir Richard Burton. They are ancient stories, but they still enchant our imaginations today. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Sinbad the Sailor. Aladdin. These and the other Middle Eastern stories collected in Arabian Nights are delightful, fascinating, and fun for fans and first-time readers alike. This beautiful, leather-bound edition collects the classic tales of Arabian Nights in a new, redesigned format. Specially designed end papers, gilded edges, a ribbon bookmark, and other decorative elements enhance the reading experience, while an expert introduction provides new information and context for these well-known stories. Arabian Nights is a compelling look at a long-gone culture--and the perfect addition to any home library.
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Magical Tales of the Arabian Nights

Author: Luis S. R. Vas,Anita S. R. Vas

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9386348195

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8036

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In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559706414

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8463

King Solomon, the Bible's wisest king, was possessed of extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold. Over the ages, many have sought to find the source of the great king's wealth -- but none with so much flair, wit, or whimsy as Tahir Shah. Intrigued by a map he finds in a shop not far from the site of the temple, Shah assembles a multitude of clues to the location of Solomon's mines. From ancient texts to modern hearsay, all point across the Red Sea to Ethiopia. Shah's trail takes him on a wild ride by taxi, bus, camel, and donkey to the gold-bearing corners of this storied and beautiful country. He interviews the hyena man of Harar, is hauled up on a rope to enter a remote cliff-face monastery, and stumbles upon an illegal gold mine where thousands of men, women, and children dig with their hands. But the hardest leg of the journey is to the accursed mountain of Tullu Wallel, where legend says the devil keeps watch over the entrance to an ancient mine shaft... Book jacket.
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Arabian Nights, in 16 volumes

Volume X

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605205974

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 484

View: 7157

Notorious for the delight he took in tweaking the sexual taboos of the Victorian age-as well as the delight he took in the resulting shock of his bashful peers-British adventurer, linguist, and author CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) is perhaps best remembered for his unexpurgated translation of the Eastern classic The One Thousand and One Nights, more famously known today as The Arabian Nights. Originating in Persian, Indian, and Arabic sources as far back as the ninth century AD, this collection of bawdy tales-which Burton was the first to bring to English readers in uncensored form-has exerted incalculable influence on modern literature. It represents one of the earliest examples of a framing story, as young Shahrazad, under threat of execution by the King, postpones her death by regaling him with these wildly entertaining stories over the course of 1,001 nights. The stories themselves feature early instances of sexual humor, satire and parody, murder mystery, horror, and even science fiction. Burton's annotated 16-volume collection, as infamous as it is important, was first published between 1885 and 1888, and remains an entertainingly naughty read. Volume X-which concludes Burton's initial publication of the tales-includes: [ "Ma'aruf the Cobbler and His Wife Fatimah" [ Burton's essays on the origins of the tales and other background material [ appendices and indexes [ and more.
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The Arabian Nights

A Companion

Author: Robert Irwin

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781860649837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 2393

The Arabian Nights: A Companion guides the reader into this celebrated labyrinth of storytelling. It traces the development of the stories from prehistoric India and Pharaonic Egypt to modern times. It explores the history of the translation, and explains the ways in which its contents have been added to, plagiarized and imitated. Above all, the book uses the stories as a guide to the social history and the counterculture of the medieval Near East and the world of the storyteller, the snake charmer, the burglar, the sorcerer, the drug addict, the treasure hunter and the adulterer.
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New Arabian Nights

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: City and town life

Page: 427

View: 6181

Posted in City and town life