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Author Irwin, Robert, 1946-

Title The Arabian nights : a companion / Robert Irwin.

Published London : I.B. Tauris, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  398.210953 IRWI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 342 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Beautiful infidels -- Book without authors -- Oceans of stories -- Storyteller's craft -- Street entertainments -- Low life -- Sexual fictions -- Universe of marvels -- Formal readings -- Children of the Nights.
Summary Far from being children's stories, The Arabian Nights contains hundreds of narratives of all kinds - fables, epics, erotica, debates, fairy tales, political allegories, mystical anecdotes and comedies. It is a labyrinth of stories and of stories within stories.
Original Version Originally published London: Allen Lane, 1994.
Subject Arabian nights.
Arabian nights -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 1860649831