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By Robert Irwin

A beneficiant and erudite book...We’re within the corporation of somebody who loves The Arabian Nights, and who has generously shared that love with us via this companion.' - Michele Roberts, self reliant on Sunday

'Superlative...just this sort of comfy, informative e-book that Edmund Wilson may need written had he grown attracted to the center East and its early literature.' - Michael Dirda, Washington Post

'Irwin organizes his fabric like a very good storyteller...he offers us the crystallized sum of The Nights: ancedote, historical past, ethical myth, aphorism, tale after tale, ask yourself upon ask yourself. This huge, infinitely faceted gem will be each writer's bedtime sampler.' - Michael Moorcock, New Statesman & Society

'A paintings either realized and witty...Robert Irwin has splendidly deepened the pleasures and the curiosity in examining The Arabian Nights as a splendid paintings of imaginitive fiction.' - Marina Warner,TLS

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