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Author Codrescu, Andrei, 1946-

Title Whatever gets you through the night : a story of sheherezade and the Arabian entertainments / Andrei Codrescu
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (179 pages)
Contents Whatever Gets You Through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments; Copyright Page; framed; no telling without retelling; sharyar's dilemma; when it was night again; the problem of containment and why a baby won't solve it; bibliography
Summary "I fear each passing night that I will not receive my maintenance dose of suspense, and then I will cease to exist."--Whatever Gets You through the NightWhatever Gets You through the Night is an irreverent and deeply funny retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly inspired exploration of the timeless art of storytelling. Award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling--one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the en
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179)
Notes Print version record
Subject Arabian nights -- Adaptations.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010039073
ISBN 1283033518
1400838010 (electronic bk.)
9781283033510 (MyiLibrary)
9781400838011 (electronic bk.)