Thousand and One Nights by Richard van Leeuwen
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Thousand and One Nights
By Richard van Leeuwen

The Thousand and One Nights

Space, Travel and Transformation

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Thousand and One Nights by Richard van Leeuwen

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This volume discusses The Thousand and One Nights' themes of space and travel showing how they are used not only as a setting in which the story unfolds, but also as the dynamic force which propels the heroes and the story to the final denouement. These events often symbolize a process of transformation, in which the hero has to search for his destined role or strive to attain the object of his desire. In this way, themes of travel are the narrative backbone of stories of various genres including love, religion, magic and adventure. This book not only gives a fresh approach to many stories of the collection, but also proposes new insights in the nature of The Thousand and one Nights as a self-reflexive narrative and is essential reading for scholars of Arabic literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415400398
ISBN-10: 0415400392
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard van Leeuwen

University of Amsterdam

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