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Marvellous thieves : secret authors of the Arabian Nights

Author: Paulo Lemos Horta
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the 1001 Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Supporting the suspicion that the story collection is more Parisian than Persian, some of its most famous tales, including the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba, appear nowhere  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Lemos Horta
ISBN: 9780674545052 0674545052
OCLC Number: 946907293
Description: 363 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The storyteller and the Sultan of France --
Marvellous thieves --
The empire of English --
The magician's interpreter --
The wiles of women --
Stealing with style --
The false caliph.
Responsibility: Paulo Lemos Horta.

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Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from Calcutta to London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made largely unacknowledged  Read more...

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Marvellous Thieves, which draws on hitherto neglected sources, is a brilliant, fluent and original work of literary scholarship.--Robert Irwin"Literary Review" (02/01/2017) Drawing on resources that Read more...

 
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