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Les Mille et Une Nuits I

(The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights #1)

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« Bon Dieu ! ma sœur, dit alors Dinarzade, que votre conte est merveilleux !
- La suite est encore plus surprenante, répondit Schehérazade, et vous en tomberiez d'accord, si le sultan voulait me laisser vivre encore aujourd'hui et me donner la permission de vous la raconter la nuit prochaine. »
Schahriar, qui avait écouté Scheherazade avec plaisir, dit en lui-même : « J'atte
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Mass Market Paperback, 454 pages
Published June 16th 2004 by Flammarion
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Ian "Marvin" Graye
Shahrazad (Haiku)

Let me detain you
For a thousand and one nights
And so entertain.

An Introduction to the Frame Story

In the essays "Muse, Spare Me" and "Tales within Tales within Tales" (from "The Friday Book"), John Barth expresses his admiration for the frame story of "1,001 Nights".

It's clear from the structure of every story that Shahrazad is telling them to King Shahriyar, and that she stops each tale shortly before sunrise, before resuming the following night.

Thus, Shahrazad extends her li
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1, Anonymous, Malcolm Lyons (Translator), Ursula Lyons (Translator), Robert Irwin (Introduction)
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition (1706).
تاریخ نخستین خوانش:بیستم ماه فوریه سال 1975 میلادی
عنوان: هزار و یکشب؛ نویسنده: ناشناس؛
ا. شربیانی
Ana Mardoll
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
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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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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Jeremy Hurd-McKenney
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.
Clif Hostetler
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic
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
Scott
Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Laurence
Ik heb nu eenmaal besloten om álle 1001 nachten te lezen, en in mijn koppigheid hou ik daaraan vast, ook al kan ik nu (na het lezen van het eerste van de drie delen) al zeggen dat dat eigenlijk niet nodig is om een idee te krijgen van deze vertellingen. Hoewel geen enkel verhaal hetzelfde is, wordt het op den duur toch wat repetitief.

Kleine samenvatting:
- De eerste keuze voor een huwelijkspartner is een neef of nicht.
- (Maar als je zonder het te weten met je halfzus trouwt, dan is het hel op aar
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Andrea Blythe
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fic-fantasy
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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Maria Cecília Miscow
ACONTECEU.
É VERDADE.
EU LI UM LIVRÃO.
EM PLENO 2015.
EU CON-SE-GUI!



em muitas historias eu ficava pensando em como aquele principe era bem besta que ficava se deixando enrolar, porque claramente as histórias eram pura enrolação e ao mesmo tempo também queria saber o que houve com o primeiro ancião e o segundo ancião e o décimo quinto gênio do mal. Acho que a maior honra que podemos dar a um autor é quando querendo indicar seu livro. Mais que isso, quando queremos ler para nossos (futuros) filhos. Es
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melis
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kitaplığım, 2015
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
Edlira Dibrani
An amazing collection of divine stories filled with a lot of emotions, magical creatures, great kings, beautiful ladies and marvelous treasures. These stories are told by the wise and beautiful Scheherazade, a maiden who intends to change the king's life with these great stories by trying to save her life from the death that is already determined. Each night she tells him stories and ends them in a cliffhanger so that he will spare her from death(this is because before her, he used to kill every ...more
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
Kurt
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: folklore
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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Collin A.
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Ali
Jul 01, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fables, fairy-tales
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 ...
Книжни Криле
"Арабският свят е океан - никой не може да го изпие. "1001 нощ" е най-лесният и приятен начин да плуваме в него" Киряк Цонев (03.06.1938 - 13.07.2016) - Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле":

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Wendell
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've long wanted to read this eternally mutable human masterpiece all the way through, and have made several stabs over the years, including Richard Burton's classic (though now, I understand, compromised) Victorian translation. A couple of years ago, I picked up Malcolm Lyons' unabridged Penguin translation from the mid-aughties, figuring that if I owned it already, I'd feel more pressure. I tried a couple of times since, only to stall around Night 40 (out of, many will know, 1001). Having desi ...more
Mimozë
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marvelling with exceeding marvel!
Rachel Pieters
In all fairness, I didn't finish this.

I thought the opening to the over-arching story was good, if not extremely sexist (I accept that given the time it was written), and intriguing. I also read the story at the end of Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, which I quite enjoyed (although the very end was quite sexist despite the wits and bravery of the slave girl). But the middle. Oooh. The middle. I made it to the end of Night 1. That's it. The stories are set up to be stories-within-stories-withi
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Lynne King
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This is one of four volumes that I purchased from The Folio Society many years ago and I really, when I have time, must reread this. It was quite magical if I recall.

I actually purchased it because I was living in Saudi Arabia at the time and it seemed the appropriate thing to do.
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 ..
Paul Haspel
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arab-world
The idea of Arabia as an exotic land of mystery and intrigue is deeply ingrained in the Western imagination; and even if there is more than a little bit of Orientalism in that conception of “Araby,” there can be no denying that the stories brought together as The Arabian Nights, or as The Thousand and One Nights, have had a strong and vital interest on the way people throughout the world tell and hear and write and read stories. And this collection of The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Vo ...more
Jekaterina
“If there were no fairytales, what would people use to shield themselves from life?”. A quote from the movie ‘The bottomless bag’ I saw recently, that also mentions one of the stories from the 1001 nights. You get a sense that these stories were thought up by and recounted among tradesmen of the time, to give them respite from the hardships of life and rekindle their faith in miracles.
Sohail
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it to my son and he loves hearing the amazing magical tales
Mumtaza Iswanda
Rich source of 7-12th century's cultural reference
Todd Saukko
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it
Melinda
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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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