By Robert Irwin
'Superlative...just one of these comfortable, informative ebook that Edmund Wilson may need written had he grown drawn to the center East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post
'Irwin organizes his fabric like a great storyteller...he supplies us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, background, ethical fantasy, aphorism, tale after tale, ask yourself upon ask yourself. This huge, infinitely faceted gem might be each writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society
'A paintings either discovered and witty...Robert Irwin has splendidly deepened the pleasures and the curiosity in interpreting The Arabian Nights as a best paintings of creative fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS
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Arabian Nights, The: A Companion by Robert Irwin