Arabian Nights, The: A Companion by Robert Irwin

By Robert Irwin

A beneficiant and erudite book...We’re within the corporation of somebody who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us via this companion.' - Michele Roberts, self reliant on Sunday

'Superlative...just this type of secure, informative ebook that Edmund Wilson may need written had he grown attracted to the center East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post

'Irwin organizes his fabric like an outstanding storyteller...he supplies us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, historical past, ethical delusion, aphorism, tale after tale, ask yourself upon ask yourself. This huge, infinitely faceted gem may be each writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society

'A paintings either discovered and witty...Robert Irwin has splendidly deepened the pleasures and the curiosity in studying The Arabian Nights as a ideal paintings of resourceful fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS

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