Wen-Chin Ouyang,Geert Jan Van Gelder's New Perspectives on Arabian Nights PDF

By Wen-Chin Ouyang,Geert Jan Van Gelder

Adopting a multi-disciplinary procedure, this comparative examine of a range of The Arabian Nights tales in a cross-cultural context, brings jointly a couple of disciplines and topic parts to envision the workings of narrative. It predominantly specializes in the ways that the Arabian Nights have reworked as its tales have travelled throughout ancient eras, cultures, genres and media. Departing from the widely used techniques of effect and textual reviews, this e-book locates its significant inquiry within the theoretical questions surrounding the workings of ideology, style and style ideology in shaping and remodeling tales. the 10 essays incorporated during this quantity reply to a common query, ‘what can the transformation of Nights tales of their travels let us know approximately narrative and storytelling, and their functionality in a selected culture?’

Following a Nights tale in its travels from earlier to give, from center East to Europe and from literature to movie, the e-book engages in shut comparative analyses of ideological adaptations present in numerous texts. those analyses let new modes of examining texts and give the opportunity to breach new horizons for wondering narrative.

This ebook was once formerly released as a different factor of Middle jap Literatures entitled Ideological diversifications and Narrative Horizons: New views on Arabian Nights.

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