The Arabian Nights (Norton Critical Editions)

By: Heller-Roazen, Daniel

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Few works of literature are as familiar and beloved as The Arabian Nights. Yet few remain also as unknown. In English, The Arabian Nights is a literary work of relatively recent date the first versions of the tales appeared in English barely two hundred years ago. The tales are accompanied by a preface, a note on the text, and explanatory annotations. Contexts presents three of the oldest witnesses to The Arabian Nights in the Arabic tradition, together in English for the first time: an anonymous ninth-century fragment, Al Mas udi s Muruj al-Dhahab, and Ibn al-Nadim s The Fihrist. Also included are three related works by the nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers Edgar Allan Poe, Marcel Proust, and Taha Husayn. Criticism collects eleven wide-ranging essays on The Arabian Nights central themes by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Josef Horovitz, Jorge Luis Borges, Francesco Gabrieli, Mia Irene Gerhardt, Tzvetan Todorov, Andras Hamori, Heinz Grotzfield, Jerome W. Clinton, Abdelfattah Kilito, and David Pinault. A Chronology of The Arabian Nights and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

Title: The Arabian Nights (Norton Critical Editions)

Author Name: Heller-Roazen, Daniel

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: December 2009

ISBN Number: 039392808X

ISBN Number 13: 9780393928082

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

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