One Thousand and One Nights (Paperback)Hanan al-Shaykh (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
A treat and a trap for story lovers ... al-Shaykh has rendered nineteen little masterpieces into a wondrously warm, ribald and hilarious concoction, reminding us of how bang up to date these stories can be * Hanif Kureishi, Guardian *
A treasure box of stories ... [they] link and loop and ensnare their readers * Daniel Hahn, Independent *
What a woman!!! What a storyteller!!! * Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis *
One of the finest writers of her generation * Financial Times *
A book for grown-ups interested in rediscovering the One Thousand and One Nights in all its bawdy, violent glory. It is captivating * Daily Mail *
Charming ... Al-Shaykh brings her tales to life with a wonderful earthy immediacy, informal and intimate ... Al-Shaykh's variations and narrative choices concentrate and focus the stories on the erotic passions and struggles of women and men ... [Shaharazad's] is the speech of freedom, of what is marvelous, unforeseeable, and possible * New York Review of Books *
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