The Thousand Nights and One Night
Discreetly, Shahrazad would fall silent at the advent of dawn. Anxiously, the King would wait for the next night, for the next tale. A thousand and one nights and tales beaded together, in this fashion, on a fine chord of opulent imagination. Tales, that kept death away.
Tales of oral cultivation among the Arab storytellers of the tenth century, probably of Indian origin, The Thousand Nights and One Night captures the magic and aroma of Eastern culture through thoughts and words that breathe. Unlike its usual, purgated, spent-charm reproductions, here in its most faithful and worthy translation ever is a full, candid version of the stories that are sharp, witty, hilarious and sensual in their original selves.