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Author Ghazoul, Ferial Jabouri, 1939-

Title Nocturnal poetics : the Arabian Nights in comparative context / Ferial J. Ghazoul
Published New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (312 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I; 1 Textual Variants and Critical Methodology; 2 Narrative Dialectics; 3 Discursive Significance; 4 Mimesis and Meta-Mimesis; 5 Beastly Rhetoric; 6 The Spiral Metaphor; 7 The Runaway Metonym; 8 Perpetual Narrative; Part II; 9 Poetic Logic in The Panchatantra and The Arabian Nights; 10 The Arabian Nights in Shakespearean Comedy: "The Sleeper Awakened" and The Taming of the Shrew; 11 Dialectics of the Self and the Other: Arabian Tales in American Literatures
12 Naguib Mahfouz's Arabian Nights and Days: A Political Allegory13 Nomadic Text; Notes; Bibliography
Summary The Book of a Thousand and One Nights, better known as The Arabian Nights, is a classic of world literature and the most universally known work of Arabic narrative. Although much has been written about it, Professor Ghazoul''s analysis is the first to apply modern critical methodology to the study of this intricate and much-admired literary masterpiece. The author draws on a wealth of critical tools -- medieval Arabic aesthetics and poetics, mythology and folklore, allegory and comedy, postmodern literary criticism, and formal and structural analysis -- to explain the specific genius of the Th
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Subject Arabian nights -- Adaptations.
Arabian nights.
Genre/Form Literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1617975389 electronic bk
9781617975387 electronic bk