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Les Mille et Une Nuits II

(The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights #2)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  556 ratings  ·  34 reviews
« Je me suis acquis le titre glorieux de silencieux. C'est ainsi qu'on m'appelle pour me distinguer de six frères que j'ai eus. C'est le fruit que j'ai tiré de ma philosophie ; enfin, cette vertu fait toute ma gloire mon bonheur.
- J'ai bien de la joie, me dit le calife en souriant, qu'on vous ait donné un titre dont vous faites un si bel usage. Mais apprenez-moi quelle sor
Mass Market Paperback, 540 pages
Published June 16th 2004 by Flammarion
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 2, Anonymous, Malcolm C. Lyons (Translator), Ursula Lyons (Translator), Robert Irwin (Annotations)
From Ali Baba and the forty thieves to the voyages of Sinbad, the stories of The Arabian Nights are timeless and unforgettable. Published here in three volumes, this magnificent new edition brings these tales to life for modern readers in the first complete English translation since Richard Burton’s of the 1880s.
Every night for three years the vengef
ميقات الراجحي
هذا الكتاب المجهول النسب (يعتبره البعض) أشهر كتاب عندنا في ثقافتنا رغم ضعف لغته وركاكة اسلوبه وتفشي المفردة العامية لكنه هو من ساهم بالتعريف ومايزال يساهم بالتعريف بالهوية الثقافية العربية وهي الهوية التي باتت أحيان مكان مسبة عند الغربي من ناحية تركّز ثقافة صورة الجمل وحب النبيذ وسطوة الذكورية وإتساع الهوة بين الذكر والأنثى والكثير من الصور السيئة التي يحملها ألف ليلة وليلة لأن الغاية من تأليفها في العهد العباسي كانت تشويه صورة الخليفة العباسي دون تحديد هوية من يكون هذا الخليفة وإن كان هارون الر ...more
Editorial Note
Introduction, by Robert Irwin

--The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 2: Nights 295 to 719

Index of Nights and Stories
Andrea Blythe
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume 2 of The Arabian Nights begins with night 295 of tales and goes through night 719. The stories at the beginning of the book are all very short, some only around a page or two long, and it wasn't until about halfway through the book that the tales grew into longer epics once again, including the seven voyages of Sindbad. There's a lot of risk of tedium when you binge read these books like I'm doing. The shorter tales all stacked on top of each other begin to blur together and longer tales ...more
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
"Estaba en tercero elemental cuando comencé a leer esta maravilloso obra. Me la pasaba horas y horas con la nariz metida en el pesado volumen. Me lo prestaron en la biblioteca del colegio, que quedaba en el tercer piso. Era un libro larguísimo, y lleno de historias fascinantes. La versión que tenían las monjas en el colegio había sido muy bien escogida, porque cuando lo saqué de la biblioteca de la Universidad muchos años después, me encontré con una cantidad de escenas eróticas y referencias ex ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Non posso crederci, dopo aver tentato per anni e anni sono arrivata alla fine. La cosa più difficile per me è la leziosità con cui i personaggi si parlano tra di loro e si concedono favori, che il ricevente deve rifiutare per mezza pagina.
Per il resto ho ritrovato diverse fiabe comuni anche al mondo occidentale: spesso ci sono le tre prove da superare e il posto di maghi e streghe è preso da geni. Purtroppo riconosco che preferisco le storie della mia infanzia, forse perché meno esotiche.
Aug 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contes-nouvelles
La quasi disparition des mises en abyme et l'effacement progressif de Schéhérazade font que ce tome peut se lire comme un recueil de contes (qui peuvent être lus indépendamment les uns des autres) dans lesquels on retrouve toute la magie qui avait fait le charme du premier volume.
Sep 17, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will stick to the reviews I posted on volume one. The stories just kept coming and was becoming tedious until I reached the story of Sinbad!!
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Escrito en tercera persona, vamos a encontrar cantidad de cuentos propios de la literatura Árabe, caracterizados por la presencia de genios y magia, el amor profundo a primera vista, reyes con gran poder en busca de hijos herederos, viajes que duran años con aventuras y desgracias por el camino, entre otros temas.

Si bien es una historia que engloba a todos los cuentos, se pueden leer y disfrutar por separado. Se van encontrar que algunos vienen enganchados, por lo que de repente son tres cuentos
Lo que más me asombra de estos relatos es cómo se repiten los destinos de los personajes una y otra vez cambiando tan sólo ciertos aspectos y detalles de la trama. Pero estos hechos mínimos hacen la diferencia fundamental en la originalidad de cada cuento. Tal vez el esquema formular de los mismos se deba a las costumbres y tradiciones tan arraigadas en la época y civilizaciones en los que están ambientados. Tales costumbres deben haber sido tan férreas que los narradores no pudieron (y hasta me ...more
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
Concluso a fatica. Le atmosfere evocate e le descrizioni dei mercati, dei palazzi e dei giardini d'Oriente sono sensuali e incantanti, ma la composizione a matrioska delle favole ha messo a dura prova la mia resistenza di lettrice.
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't finish this book because I got too bored with the way the stories started to resemble each other. It was fun at first but then I felt like I was reading the same story over and over again.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
What a fun read! I enjoyed reading just a bit of this story and that every night and having the satisfaction of a complete story at the end of one quick sitting. This version by George Fyler Townesend omits the constant interruptions by Scheherazade while telling the story to her King, Shahryar, so each short story is presented as a whole, which I liked. Within each story, there may be another story. Indeed, the whole of Arabian Nights Entertainments is a story within a story within a story and ...more
Angel 一匹狼
The second volume of the "One Thousand and One Nights" in its unabridged version, is as interesting and full of stories about love, revenge, religion and power as the first one. Nonetheless, as repetition is unavoidable, a sense of tiredness settles throughout the volume. You can just have so many stories about Muslim people fighting, about djinns, people falling in love, and powerful beautiful perfect characters. This is probably the worst part (apart from the sexism, that is rampant), as all t ...more
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This middle volume of the massive Arabian Nights collection is a very mixed bag.

Right away, I need to say that I find the translation excellent. I don't know Arabic or any of the other source languages, but this version by Lyons is extremely easy for modern readers, and it conveys the wonder and humor in what seem to be all of the right places. This is no small feat for a translation of a text that is over 1,100 years old.

The highlights in these stories come mostly in the middle sections. There
This book was split up into individual nights which made it easier to pick up and put down, reading sections in small chunks, which is all I could manage at a time without being a bit bored with the repetitiveness of the stories. Some of the stories lasted over a few nights while others only the one. It gives and interesting insight into past Arabic cultures, punishments etc. and the opulence of the time, but many of the stories followed the same format off finding something, being punished and ...more
Al terminar de leer esos cuentos que uno de los más reconocidos arabistas mundiales, René Khawam, nos asegura como centrales a la elusiva obra llamada “Las Mil y Una Noches”, no puedo parar de pensar en las similitudes que los personajes de esta obra tienen con personajes de obras que son parte de la literatura occidental. Personajes y roles como el marido celoso, el rey (califa) justo, la mujer embaucadora, etc. Todo eso no hace más que recalcar la arbitrariedad con la que tratamos de separar e ...more
More sex, beheading, stabbings, fake identities, royalty, and trickery. Plus, propaganda -- If you are a Muslim and praise God, He will save you from ANY situation, no matter HOW crazy and outlandish it is. I can definitely imagine these stories being told as warnings/words of wisdom.

Okay, but getting kind of repetitive after 1800-ish pages.

My review of volume 1.

My review of volume 3.
Un reto al lector: dejarse llevar por una narración infinita, serial, cautivadora, atrayente, envolvente, subyugadora.
Se dice que cuando se leen las 1000 noches y una noche, el lector muere. La melancolía que uno siente es realmente tremenda.
Versión del Dr. Mardrus, de finales el XIX editada en Francia, todo un desafío para los sentidos y la exuberancia.
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well, it starts pretty good. But it's getting boring pretty fast and you cannot wait to finish current story and came to the next one - but only to see they are similar. You read only a few different timelines all over again with some slightly different "decorations".
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الجزء الثاني من ألف ليلة وليلة في النسخه التي قرأتها يتناول السندباد البحري الذي خرج في سبع رحلات في البحر و في كل مره تضيق به السبل و تكثر عليه العقبات و يوشك على الموت ثم ينجو برحمة من الله
لا زلت أجد قصص ألف ليلة و ليلة شيقه و ممتعه
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
à relire
less poetry than volume 1, which was a good thing. more multi-night epic stories, including the revelation that sinbad the sailor was a cold blooded murderer.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like some of the early Christians, I read between the Lyons. This is good but not great. Recommended.
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
It only took me just over a year to finish this volume, but well worth it!
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: racconti
Una lettura gradevole, a volte ingenua, a volte più profonda. Scorre via con grande facilità.
Finally! I'm done! Now, one more to go.
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Quelle langue agréable!
Jan 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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