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By Robert Irwin

A beneficiant and erudite book...We’re within the corporation of somebody who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us via this companion.' - Michele Roberts, self sufficient on Sunday

'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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