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One thousand and one nights : a retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh ; foreword by Mary Gaitskill.

Author: Ḥanān Shaykh
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2013. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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An evocative reimagining of nineteen tales from the classic story about young queen Shahrazad's efforts to save her life from a brutal husband focuses on female characters at the heart of each tale in a woven sequence that incorporates humor and sensuality.
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Genre/Form: Fables, Arabic
Translations
Short stories
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ḥanān Shaykh
ISBN: 9780307958860 0307958868
OCLC Number: 848825085
Description: xix, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Shahrayar and Shahrazad --
The fisherman and the jinni --
The porter and the three ladies --
The first dervish --
The second dervish --
The third dervish --
The first merchant --
The hunchback --
The mistress of the house's tale --
The doorkeeper's tale --
The shopper's tale --
The reaction of the caliph --
Dalila the wily --
The demon's wife --
The woman and her five lovers --
Budur and qamal al-zaman --
Zumurrud and Nur al-Din --
The fourth voyage of Sindbad the sailor --
The resolution of the porter and the three ladies.
Other Titles: 1001 nights
Arabian nights.

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An evocative reimagining of nineteen tales from the classic story about young queen Shahrazad's efforts to save her life from a brutal husband focuses on female characters at the heart of each tale in a woven sequence that incorporates humor and sensuality.

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