☆ Tales from the Thousand and One Nights ç Download by Ë Anonymous
☆ Tales from the Thousand and One Nights ç Download by Ë Anonymous Really enjoyed it not one to read in one go.
I am reviewing the translation by N.
J Dawood Tales from the Thousand and One Nights was the first book on my list of classic books to read There are a myriad of reasons I chose this specific translation, by Baghdad Born Dawood, and I suggest reading up on the history and differences of each of the translations for there are many before you decide which one is best for you personally With Dawood s translation there are some iconic stories that you don t get, like Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves because that story, and others, were added by European translators, like Antoine Galland Thought stories like that are Middle Eastern in origin, were not part of the original One Thousand and One Nights.
Now, it should be noted that if one reads the entirety of Tales from the Thousand and One Nights without large breaks in between each Offering Unexpurgated Translations Of The Best Loved Tales, Including Such Classics As Sindbad The Sailor , Tales From The Thousand And One Nightssometimes Known As The Arabian Nights Is Translated With An Introduction By NJ Dawood In Penguin ClassicsThe Tales Told By Scheherazade Over A Thousand And One Nights To Delay Her Execution By The Vengeful King Shahryar Have Become Among The Most Popular In Both Eastern And Western Literature From The Epic Adventures Of Aladdin And The Enchanted Lamp To The Farcical Young Woman And Her Five Lovers And The Social Criticism Of The Tale Of The Hunchback , The Stories Depict A Fabulous World Of All Powerful Sorcerers, Jinns Imprisoned In Bottles And Enchanting Princesses But Despite Their Imaginative Extravagance, The Tales Are Also Anchored To Everyday Life By Their Bawdiness And Realism, Providing A Full And Intimate Record Of Medieval Eastern WorldIn This Selection, NJ Dawood Presents The Reader With An Unexpurgated Translation Of The Finest And Best Known Tales, Preserving Their Spirited Narrative Style In Lively Modern English In His Introduction, He Discusses Their Origins In The East And Their Differences From Classical Arabic Literature, And Examines English Translations Of The Tales Since The Eighteenth CenturyIf You Enjoyed Tales From The Thousand And One Nights, You Might Like Snorri Sturlson S The Prose Edda, Also Available In Penguin Classics 1 Suddenly the waves of the sea surged and foamed before them, and there arose from the deep a black pillar which almost touched the sky Struck with terror at the sight, they climbed into the tree When they reached the top they were able to see that it was a jinnee of gigantic stature, carrying a chest on his head The jinnee waded to the shore and walked towards the tree which sheltered the two brothers Then, having seated himself beneath it, he opened the chest, and took from it a box, which he also opened and there rose from the box a beautiful young girl, radiant as the sun 2 At last came the day when the Vizier roamed the city in search of a virgin for the King, and could find none Dreading the King s an Did you know Ali Baba and Ala Ed Din were not actually part of the original Tales of the Thousand and One Nights They were glommed in by the original French translator.
Anyway, I finally finished this up What an odd read Half the stories at the beginning had a repetitive plot element of husband comes home to find wife sleeping with black slaves this was always an emphasized point and husband decapitates them both.
After we got past this element, there were some interesting nesting elements to the stories but so many of them are bogged down with such trivialities like describing every element of someone s breakfast and then skipping over things quickly like being carried by a giant bird.
Ali Baba, I read, is rud to have been a European tale retold in the eastern setting and added to these collections I can believe it as the narrative fit much with the Grimm Perrault k This review is of the translation by N.
J Dawood published by Penguin as ISBN 978 0 14 044289 2I cannot recommend this as a book to buy unless you want to read it to young children If you really want to try it get it from the library or borrow it from a friend.
The framing device is well known King Shahriyar is deceived by his wife and after killing her he takes revenge on women in general by taking a new bride each day and killing her in the morning In time, the Vizier s daughter Shahrazad, volunteers to put a stop to this by marrying the king herself On her wedding night she invites her sister in to the palace to tell her a story while her new husband listens The idea is that she leaves off the story at a cliff hanger moment so that the wicked king dare not kill her be Though i give many books that i review four stars, i tend only to review books that i love and so Tales from Just sparkles for me I find it ever renewing, the tales of a smart woman in arabian literature It has fallen from fame now both here and there yet it means much still in both domains as it should and as it shall for many years I look to arabian sense often Even as the teachers of the greeks but these prophets of wisdom seem to have lost their way or is that just my silly thoughts coloured by western journalism I do not believe that the teachers have become fools.
I do not believe that knowlege of god denies us wisdom lol and i say that as an unbeliever
With than 2000 years old of Persian stories combined with Indian and Arabic tales, this book is unique Fantasy and true stories mixed together to make it incomparable with any other ancient story Iranian researcher and writer Bahram Beyzaee in his important book Where is Hezar Afsan , shows the true Persian historical core of this tale If you recognize yourself as a literary writer and analyser, this is a book that you need read and keep in your bookshelf.
I remember growing up with these stories and it always fascinated me kings, queens, prince, princesses, kingdoms, wishes coming true, genie s, magic, kind people, evil people, being true to yourself, determination, raising above expectations endless possibilities All the stories are lovely and well written Highly recommended Must read Suitable for all ages.