Whatever Gets You Through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments (BOK)

Andrei Codrescu

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'I fear each passing night that I will not receive my maintenance dose of suspense, and then I will cease to exist.' - "Whatever Gets You through the Night" is an irreverent and deeply funny retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly inspired exploration of the timeless art of storytelling. Award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling - one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the end of either suspense or curiosity means death, but Codrescu keeps both alive in this entertaining tale of how she learned to hold a king in thrall, setting with her endless invention an unsurpassable example for all storytellers across the ages. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as charming as she is shrewd - and so is the story Codrescu tells.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Andrei Codrescu
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691143378
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 19cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 514 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)