Arabian Nights : Tales from a Thousand and One Nights Paperback
Part of the Modern Library series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 960 pages
- Publisher: Random House USA Inc
- Publication Date: 10/05/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780375756757
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Review by benuathanasia
Some of the more memorable stories. A lovely selection. It would be wonderful if the notes were footnotes instead of placed in the appendix (really annoying to flip around 700+ pages to find a translation for something minor), but the authenticity has been well preserved. The language is flowery, beautiful, and a bit antiquated (I can feel like a smart feller!).
Review by Anansi_in_Texas
**** The Thousand and One Nights is one of the great story collections of world literature. I fault this volume partly because some of Burton's choices of language are obscure and partly because what I really want is the entire work, not just a selected set of stories.