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Nina Sama
القصص معتادة وتستطيع تخمين نهايتها بنفسك وكلها تبتدأ بذات الأسلوب وتنتهي بنفس الطريقة
لكن الاسلوب الوصفي الرائع المستخدم في القصص رفعها للقمة، حيث كانت اللغة المستخدمة رائعه طربية موزونه، تنقلك إلى عالم الأساطير وتطير بك مع الجان والعفاريت لتستشعر وكأنك عدت وقت الخلافة العباسية وكأنك تمشي وسط بغداد وبجانب الأسواق والتجار والشعراء وكل ما ذكر في تلك الفترة..حتى أنه بإمكانك شم رائحة الطعام والبخور وماء الورد وتخيل كل تلك التفاصيل الدقيقة في منازلهم وملابسهم وملامحهم حتى
بالطبع لي نقدا عليها، خصوصا من
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Ana Mardoll
The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night (Vol. 1) / 978-0415045391

I'm a bit of an "Thousand Nights" enthusiast -- I enjoy the stories immensely and I have four separate translations in my personal library. Several friends have asked me to discuss the differences between the editions, so I thought I'd present a four-way comparison and then talk about which version is best for which audience.

For the purposes of the four-way comparison, I will draw text from the opening tale of the two kingly
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ياسمين ثابت

الظاهر المفروض الواحد كان يقرا الكتاب ده وهو عنده 11 سنة
انا ماكنتش قادرة استحمل كم الهبل اللي مكتوب

تقريبا كدة تقييم الكتب والحكم لعيها بيختلف من مرحلة عمرية لاخرى
Muhammad Daif
ﻻ أعطى خمس نجوم كتقييم عادة الا للكتب التى تغير نظرتى للحياة ، و هذا ما يستحقه هذا الكتاب المبهر
أوﻻ .. قد يكون تقييمى مشروخا بعض الشىء حيث أنى لم أبدأ فى قراءة المجلد الثانى بعد ، و لكن ﻻبد لى من التعليق على ما وصلت اليه فى المجلد الأول ...
1. ألف ليلة و ليلة ﻻ يمكن أن تكون كتبت فى أى موضع فى العالم غير مصر ، نعم هى مليئة بقصص من بطولة هارون الرشيد و الحجاج بن يوسف و اخرين ، و لكن ﻻحظت ما يأتى ...
الكلام عن الأئمة الأربعة ، و كان هذا النظام الدينى فى العصر المملوكى ، أربعة أئمة يمثلون المذاهب الأر
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Jeremy Hurd
I gave this a solid try, and I tried to keep in mind that it was written in a very different time in a very different culture, but it was just way too rapey. I was expecting more Ali Baba and "open sesame" and genies granting wishes, but all the genies actually did was rape women before killing them horribly in story after story. I made it about 35 nights before I couldn't take anymore. Don't rub the lamp, ladies.
just huamn
روعة الكتاب لا تبرر وقاحته و تشويهه لصورة العرب في العصر العباسي تحديدا
Andrea Blythe
When King Shahriyar discovers his wife to be unfaithful, he begins to marry young women, only to behead them in the morning. In order to save the young women of the region, Shahrazad gives herself to the King Shahriyar. She is not expected to survive beyond dawn, but during the night she begins to tell tales, each night ending the story in the middle, leaving the king desperate to learn the ending and allowing Shahrazad to live another day.

One of my reading goals for this year is to read the com
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Scott
This first volume of the Arabian Nights is fun. It's massive (especially considering it's the first of three volumes), but the tales are easy to read and jammed with the stuff of fantasy. Djinn, princesses, romances, deaths, wars, metamorphoses, and all other sorts of great fodder for ripping good yarns.

The structure truly is amazing. The couching story of Shahrazad telling tale after tale is fairly well known. What I wasn't expecting is just how deeply complex, yet eminently readable, the multi
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Mariem JABLOUN
قرأت هذا الكتاب في شبابي أكثر من مرة و كل مرة أكتشف فيه نفسا جديدا و أجمح بخيالي الى عوالم لا توصف,,,تضمخت فيه بخصال الانسان العربي الشهم المبدع و استمتعت بحلاوة أسلوب سلس ذلق يجعلني ألتهم الصغحات التهاما و أذكر انني قرأته كاملا في يو مين...و أنا أكاد أحبس أنفاسي...
فعلا انصح جيل شباب اليوم بقراءته فهو مرفه عن النفس مقو للهمة و دافع على العمل و الابداع.
HassanAli2011 Tunsi
من أرقى كتب الأدب العربي
تلاحظ فيه قوة المسلمين العرب وأثر تممدهم وضمهم لثقافات مختلفة وكيف أنهم إستوعبو كل ذلك
ما أثرى خيالهم وجمح به غلى حدود لم يتخيلها أحد في وقتها
melis
On yaşındaki çocukların cinsel hayatı, kölelerin tecavüz merakı (sonu kastrasyon), kralların tecavüz merakı (sonu yüzlerce kişilik haremler), toplu seks partileri, dakika başı cihat ilan edip asıp kesen padişahlar, en doğru din bizimki deyip diğer herkesi inançsız addedip yine asıp kesen çok dindar insanlar, yüreğe korku salmaktan başka bir işi olmayan o yüce tanrı, tüm kadınların büyücü-aşağılık-iş çeviren olarak gösterilmesi, para hırsı, toprak hırsı, parçalarına ayrılarak öldürülen kadınlar, ...more
Nana
ما شدني لقراءته هو وجوده في مكتبة المنزل ورغبتي بقراءة قصص مختلفة عن التي عهدتها وبالفعل كان لي ما أردت فقصصه فريدة من نوعها مختلفة عما سواها من القصص
تأخذك لعالم غريب وساحر ذكرني بمغامرات السندباد :)
أسرني بروعته وإثارته لم أشعر بكبر حجم الكتاب فقد تناولته سريعاً دون أن أشعر ...
أحببت الأشعار التي ذكرت فيه والمغامرات العجيبة ولكني أتحفظ على بعض ما جاء فيه
و مما راق لي بعضه وليس جله :
قال لقمان لابنه : ثلاثة لا تعرف إلا في ثلاثة مواطن : لا يعرف الحليم إلا عند الغضب ولا الشجاع إلا عند الحرب ولا أخوك
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Kurt
I've only read the first of the four volume set - each one being in the 600+ page range, they don't make for short reading. Additionally, because the format is that of disconnected stories, there's absolutely no reason at all to sit down and try to plow through them all, one after the other.

As a resource and a reference, to traditional narratives and motifs as well as to old Arabic traditions, I find these stories incredibly valuable. Rhythms of storytelling and dialogue are completely distinct
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Ahmed A Al-Hulaily
و أدرك شهرزاد الصّباح، فسكتت عن الكلام المُباح
Khaled Ebn Elwaleed Kamel
بطبيعة الحال القصص نفسها معروفة وتقليدية بالطبع لأننا شاهدناها مرارا على شاشة التليفزيون أو السينما ، لكن الافضل في الكتاب هو أسلوب الكتاب وطريقة الكتابة الغير تقليدية ..
Venessa
This first, and largest, volume of the 4-volume set I have contains just 169 of the nights. So many things to say about this masterpiece, in which we find moral gems, delicious bits of erotica, and, of course, a stunning web of storytelling.

Things to love: the interconnectedness of the stories. The great bulk of this first volume's stories all connect in some way back to the imposing, dominant character Mother-of-Calamity, who indeed causes, as her name implies, calamity of all sorts in the vast
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Melinda
The Arabian Nights, a classic piece of literature most have heard of or read.The Arabian Nights tells of a terrible sultan who marries a new bride every night, and in the morning he executes her. Only Sherehezade - his most current bride, the greatest story-teller the world has known, has a chance to soften the heart of the man with a tyrannical grudge against all women. She spins tales for 1001 nights.

Reading this book was similar to playing with a matryoshka doll (Russian nesting doll most hav
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Daniel Taylor
This is the first translation of "The Arabian Nights" since 1888. Some of the tales make no sense - you will find that as a modern, Western reader, you simply lack the cultural context – and the others are more enjoyable because of this clear and readable translation.

The basic meta-story is well-known. King Shahriyar marries, consummates the marriage and then kills his wife the next morning so he can marry again. But Shahrazad is intelligent as well as beautiful and marries him with a plan in mi
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Nibelheim
Certes, c'est bien ce qu'on appelle une lecture-pour-les-cours, mais cela ne m'a pas empêchée de découvrir cette oeuvre avec un grand plaisir. Je me suis rendue compte non sans amusement qu'on se laisse réellement prendre au jeu de cette histoire. En quelques mots, juste pour rappeler : Le sultan, après avoir été trompé par sa femme, décide d'épouser chaque soir une jeune fille et de la mettre à mort le lendemain. La fille du grand vizir, Sheherazade, se porte volontaire, habile conteuse, elle m ...more
Clif Hostetler
If I were the publisher’s editor during the Islamic Golden Age (8th to 13th centuries) during the time when these stories were being compiled into a Tale of 1001 Nights, I would have strongly recommended that it be pared down to 101 Nights. 1001 is too many. These three volumes (2008 edition by Penguin Classics) are in essence 270 short stories divided into 1001 sessions to fit the setting of the woman named Scheherazade telling a story per night with tantalizing incomplete endings in order to k ...more
Collin A.
I was recently introduced to the Anonymously-written The Book if the Thousand and One nights during was last semester at my local university. I was deeply enthralled by the first few stories of merciful punishment and the guile and wit of Shahrazād herself. As you might expect, I was enthralled enough in these first few stories that I had to five into the first full-length volume!

After traversing eight chapters filled with Jinee, treachery, greed and sorcery, I can wholeheartedly say that the fi
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Cameron
This is a mesmerizing collection of old world Indian, Greek and Persian stories. To read this book, merely the first volume of seventeen, is to get lost in a vast series of stories within stories for nearly a thousand pages. The world of these tales is big enough to forget oneself for a time.

As with many of my favorite reads, all roads lead back to the incomparable Borges who gave a lecture in the seventies with a quote that sums up the power of these mysterious tales:

"At home I have the sevent
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Dev Null
I've always wanted to read these in their unedited entirety... turns out there's a reason they got an editor.

The overall structure of the work - stories within stories within stories - is intriguing and evocative of Scheherazade's story. But ultimately, after like the thirteenth time the entire story takes an abrupt lefthand turn to introduce an entirely new setting and batch of characters, just annoying. This happens on approximately page 13; at one point I decided to go back and count how many
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Bob
I don't suppose too many non-scholars have read all 1001 stories - the few dozen in my edition (an earlier Penguin) suit me.
Apparently European collections in translation of the 18th and 19th century were bulked up with stories and folk tales not included in the Arabic original so the colorful title was more literal.
In particular the first major French translator, Antoine Galland, is said to have added the stories of Aladdin, Ali Baba and Sindbad - wikip says "while almost certainly genuine Mid
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Intesar Alemadi
ألف ليلة وليلة ..
مجهول الهوية ..






( و أدرك شهرزاد الصّباح، فسكتت عن الكلام المُباح ) ..
وأدركني السهاد من ليالي الماكرة شهرزاد .. وقاتل النساء شهريار .. بتوفيق من الله تعالى أتممتٌ الكتاب الأول من ألف ليلة وليلة .. وكما قال أحدهم .. ألف ليلة وليلة تستحق القراءة على الأقل لمرة واحدة .. وكيف لقاريء شغوف بالقراءة .. لا يقرأ مثل هذا الكتاب الذي أنتج في قديم الزمان .. الكتاب بالطبع لا يخلو من المفردات الجنسية ..
عندما أسمع أو أقرأ قصص ألف ليلة وليلة .. أتذكر برنامج الفوازير الشهير لشريهان .. وصوت الراوي
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Dania zarzour
لطالما من الصغر وانا اسمع بألف ليلة وليلة وشهرزاد وشهريار كان فضولي كبير لاعرف سبب التسمية وكل هذه القصص إلا انني حقيقة أصبت بخيبة أمل شدتني صفحاته الأول احببت كيفية وصول شهريار لشهرزاد..بطريقة لم اكن أعرفها..توقعت الكتاب عن قصص صحابة او قصص ذات معنى أو عن هارون الرشيد الذين يرجعون به إلى تاريخه..لكنني أتفاجأ بقصص عن عفاريت وخزعبلات ودجل...لم اكمل بقراءته..هناك العديد من النسخ والمجلدات الاجزاء.. لكنني اتوقع بأنني لم أحصل على النسخة الأصلية لانني لا أتوقع ان يكون اسم بلا صدى..لكنني ما حظيت بذلك ...more
علی
نمی دانم هیچ کتاب دیگری به زبان های مختلف این همه متفاوت هست؟
هزار و یک شب به فارسی، ترجمه ی سروش اصفهانی، با هزار و یک شبی که در جهان عرب مشهور است و آخرین چاپش در مصر ، چند سال پیش منتشر شد، با هزار و یک شبی که در هندوستان معمول است، و ترجمه هایی که از این کتاب به زبان های اروپایی شده و...
جالب تر آن که سرگذشت تالیف این کتاب روشن است اما بسیاری از ملل منطقه آن را متعلق به خود می دانند

Just simple, I love it ...
Mahmoud Nouh
اسطورة الاعمال الادبيه و القصص الخياليه قصص مجمعه من اقصى الشرق بروح الخيال لم يعلم مؤلفا لها غير انها كانت من تراث القصص المشتبك للدوله المترامية الاطراف آنذاك احداثها مشتبكه بين دول الهند و الشام و العراق و مصر لم تكن لتصف الوضع العربى بعينه و لكن بحكم النسخه الوحيده التى بقت مترجمه للعربيه ستظل اعجوبة القصص فى روعة تصويرها و خيالها الجذاب و اشعارها الحكيمه و لغة ادبيه سلسه تبهر القارئ يصعب التوقف عن قرائتها
Mashaer313
صراحة الكتاب ممل

انا حملت الاجزاء الاربعة له من النت وبدأت بقراءته في حماس شديد مع إني مابحب القراءة من شاشة الكمبيوتر

المهم في أول الامر اعجبتني القصص جدا وحسيت كأني الملك شهريار وبعد فترة أصبحت القصص مكررة نفس الفكرة تقريبا فيها تتمحور حول " الجن والسحر والجواري والملوك والسلاطين......."

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“[Shahrazad] had perused the books, annals and legends of preceding Kings, and the stories, examples and instances of by gone men and things; indeed it was said that she had collected a thousand books of histories relating to antique races and departed rulers. She had perused the works of the poets and knew them by heart; she had studied philosophy and the sciences, arts and accomplishments; and she was pleasant and polite, wise and witty, well read and well bred.” 8 likes
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del mio ardente desiderio per te...
Chi per questo mi biasima è sicuro
che sia giusto il suo giudizio?”
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