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Arabian Nights and Days The book starts at the end of Arabian Nights with the sultan announcing to the Vizier that he has decided not to kill Shaharazad after all, much to her father s relief.Then, the tales she has just finished telling play out in the city in a magical realism style that left me feeling something had been lost in translation Was this a commentary on 20th century events Some deep philosophical pondering on human nature I couldn t tell.Meanwhile, Shaharazad worries her husband s reprieve will turn o The book starts at the end of Arabian Nights with the sultan announcing to the Vizier that he has decided not to kill Shaharazad after all, much to her father s relief.Then, the tales she has just finished telling play out in the city in a magical realism style that left me feeling something had been lost in translation Was this a commentary on 20th century events Some deep philosophical pondering on human nature I couldn t tell.Meanwhile, Shaharazad worries her husband s reprieve will turn out in the end to be temporary After all, how can you EVER trust someone with so much blood on his hands Every now and then the book starts to get into Shaharazad s backstory, or get into what post tales life is like, but stops to get into yet another tale where yet another character is beheaded If the book had been all about Shaharazad it would have been a good addition to the retellings of 1001 Nights as it is, I didn t really care about any of the characters and at the end was convinced I had missed something The text may have been translated, but I think the subtext was left behind in the original edition Another amazing work from a master storyteller, Naguib Mahfouz Arabian Nights and Days serves as a counterpart piece to the classic Arabic tales, One Thousand and One Nights This story takes place after Shahrzad has finished telling the 1001 tales and Shahriyar decided that Shahrzad would remain his wife Very surreal read that features the intertwined lives of humankind, the djinns and the angels with the underlying themes of philosophy, sufism, existentialism, religion and politics I love Another amazing work from a master storyteller, Naguib Mahfouz Arabian Nights and Days serves as a counterpart piece to the classic Arabic tales, One Thousand and One Nights This story takes place after Shahrzad has finished telling the 1001 tales and Shahriyar decided that Shahrzad would remain his wife Very surreal read that features the intertwined lives of humankind, the djinns and the angels with the underlying themes of philosophy, sufism, existentialism, religion and politics I love how the story shifted along with different characters on each chapter but still remained focus to the focal point of the main story Overall, a very good read Might revisit in the future for its wisdom and insight A Renowned Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Refashions The Classic Tales Of Scheherazade In His Own Imaginative, Spellbinding Style Here Are Genies And Flying Carpets, Aladdin And Sinbad, Ali Baba, And Many Other Familiar Stories, Made New By The Magical Pen Of The Acknowledged Dean Of Arabic Letters. view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler And so on to Wandaful view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler And so on to Wandaful This is an interesting book with a lot of symbolism The problem is that I am very character driven and this book like other Mahfouz books I have read goes through many characters quickly and never lets me feel a bond with any of them I can imagine others enjoying this book, but it is just not for me. Under extraordinary circumstances, how will humans react The book starts off with the worst of the worst, then proceeds to run the gamut of good and bad I loved this book Morality under a microscope with a flair for the fantastic And it s not done in a heavy handed manner You don t get beaten over the head with the message, the author assumes you re clever enough to pick it up on your own Funny, I just saw it on the shelf at the library, thought, Hmmthis looks pretty thin, so I picked Under extraordinary circumstances, how will humans react The book starts off with the worst of the worst, then proceeds to run the gamut of good and bad I loved this book Morality under a microscope with a flair for the fantastic And it s not done in a heavy handed manner You don t get beaten over the head with the message, the author assumes you re clever enough to pick it up on your own Funny, I just saw it on the shelf at the library, thought, Hmmthis looks pretty thin, so I picked it up Lo and behold, it s better than most books twice its size Elegantly written, this is a complex mesh of intertwined stories and views on a city plagued by corruption. Great epic The thing about 1001 Nights is the ending, where Sherzhade gets to keep her head Would you really like to be married to a man who kept beheading wives on the first day of the honeymoon Mahfouz seems to be playing with this idea and some others in this quasi sequel to Arabian Nights In part, he explores why a sultan can do something and an everyman cannot He deals with the question of faith and how stories and telling change our view of that This novel islike a series of inter connect The thing about 1001 Nights is the ending, where Sherzhade gets to keep her head Would you really like to be married to a man who kept beheading wives on the first day of the honeymoon Mahfouz seems to be playing with this idea and some others in this quasi sequel to Arabian Nights In part, he explores why a sultan can do something and an everyman cannot He deals with the question of faith and how stories and telling change our view of that This novel islike a series of inter connected short stories where characters and character types from the Nights play out The stories arelocally focused and a little less adventuress than some of the tales in the Nights, but it is a deep and quiet book Based loosely on the Arabian Nights, this novel begins with a description of the sultan Shariyar as a bloodthirsty despot who is contemplating doing away with his wife, Sharzhad, should she fail to continue entertaining him with stories We are then treated to several stories of people related to both Shariyar and Sharzhad either by blood or politics, which can be one and the same thing in this context Excellent character studies and a continued emphasis on political and moral corruption, with Based loosely on the Arabian Nights, this novel begins with a description of the sultan Shariyar as a bloodthirsty despot who is contemplating doing away with his wife, Sharzhad, should she fail to continue entertaining him with stories We are then treated to several stories of people related to both Shariyar and Sharzhad either by blood or politics, which can be one and the same thing in this context Excellent character studies and a continued emphasis on political and moral corruption, with the added twist of the interventions of godlessness and evil in the lives of the people Another most excellent read


About the Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz Arabic author profile was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature He published over 50 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70 year career Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.


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