By Abdelfattah Kilito,Mbarek Sryfi,Eric Sellin

In Arabs and the artwork of Storytelling, the eminent Moroccan literary historian and critic Kilito revisits and reassesses, in a latest serious mild, many conventional narratives of the Arab international. He brings to such celebrated texts as one thousand and One Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala’ clean and iconoclastic perception, giving new existence to vintage tales which are usually taken care of as fossilized and untouchable cultural treasures.
For Arab students and readers, poetry has for hundreds of years taken priority, overshadowing narrative as an important literary style. right here, Kilito demonstrates the most important function narrative has performed within the improvement of Arab belles lettres and ethical philosophy. His urbane sort has earned him a faithful following between experts and common readers alike, making this translation a useful contribution to an English-speaking audience.

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