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1001 Nights   (14 th  century) What do I need to read? “The Thousand and One Nights” Pages 1566-1569 in Vol. B “The Thousand and One Nights” Prologue, Pages 1569-1576 in Vol. B “The Tale of the Merchant and his Wife” 1577-1579 “The Tale of the Merchant and the Demon” 1580-1590
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Where did these stories come from? there is a wide variety and geographic range of origin – India, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Greece the frame story is probably Indian the largest number of names are Arabic the collection is also sometimes called The Arabian Nights  or An Arabian Night’s Entertainment a single author is unlikely – this is probably a composite of oral stories developed over several  centuries in many countries about 300 tales can be authenticated, though others are sometimes included Shahryar and  Shahrazad What kinds of stories are included? fairy tales  romances legends fables parables anecdotes exotic  adventures realistic adventures long heroic epics wisdom literature
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cosmological fantasy pornography scatological jokes
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course ENG 2332 taught by Professor Forbes during the Fall '09 term at Dallas Colleges.

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