The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (Modern Library Classics)

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Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago), and Poems From the Old English and The Annotated Milton; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process; and Mia Poems, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation’s English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia. Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and author of many books, including Artists All (Penn State, 1991) and The Art of Translating Poetry (Penn State, 1988). He is the translator of Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel (1990), winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize; Balzac's Pere Goriot (1994), and a forthcoming new version of Cervantes's Don Quijote.
Published August 6, 1991 by Signet. 432 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Travel, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Aside from those two, three other stories captured my attention and my imagination: The Little Hunchback (and its associated stories), The Three Calenders, the Sons of Sultans and the Five Sisters and my favorite: The Story of Khaujeh Hassan al Hubbaul, which is buried within the Adventure of th...

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The Independent

with Sheherezade, night by night, talking for her life' - and mimicking all the repeated rhythmical pleasures of an orgasm, a jouissance which the Nights generously offers to all its readers.

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And to continue the theme, inevitable in this saga, in the story of a Prince "Semi-Petrified" for Lyons, "Ensorcelled" for Burton, a lover lamenting the unpunctuality of his mistress, says, according to Lyons, "I will never again keep company with you or join my body to yours," but according to B...

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Project MUSE

Zimmerman's adaptation of the story cycle known in English as The Arabian Nights is based on the version of the tales published by Edward Powys Mathers in 1923 as The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night.

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