By Abdelfattah Kilito,Mbarek Sryfi,Eric Sellin
In Arabs and the artwork of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a contemporary serious mild, many conventional narratives of the Arab international. He brings to such celebrated texts as 1000 and One Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala’ fresh and iconoclastic perception, giving new existence to vintage tales which are usually handled as fossilized and untouchable cultural treasures.
For Arab students and readers, poetry has for hundreds of years taken priority, overshadowing narrative as an important literary style. the following, Kilito demonstrates the major function narrative has performed within the improvement of Arab belles lettres and ethical philosophy. His urbane type has earned him a faithful following between experts and common readers alike, making this translation a useful contribution to an English-speaking audience.
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Arabs and the Art of Storytelling: A Strange Familiarity (Middle East Literature In Translation) by Abdelfattah Kilito,Mbarek Sryfi,Eric Sellin