• The Changing Value of "Alf Laylah wa Laylah" for Nineteenth-Century Arabic, Persian, and English Readerships

    Author(s):
    Kamran Rastegar (see profile)
    Date:
    2005
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    comparative literature, Persian Literature, arabian nights, a thousand and one nights, arabic literature
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    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6S52R
    Abstract:
    This article traces the social and cultural circumstances of nineteenth-century c lations and translations of Alf Laylah wa Laylah into English, Arabic, or Per particular to gauge what cultural value these modem editions were thought t for their readerships. Through an examination of the critical discourse aroun text, it can be shown how the text's cultural value was transformed through actions"--the translations and appropriations. The transformation of the valu text during this period illuminates the changing social role of literary prac consumption in these so
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