The Arabian Nightmare (Contemporary English Language Fiction)
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The Arabian Nightmare (Contemporary English Language Fiction)

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Published by Dedalus, .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11571384M
ISBN 100946626146
ISBN 109780946626144
OCLC/WorldCa62913315

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ROBERT IRWIN, the eminent Arabist, is the author of The Arabian Nightmare, Exquisite Corpse, Dangerous Knowledge, Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh, and The Limits of Vision, also available from Overlook. Read more/5(17).   Robert Irwin, the eminent Arabist, is the author of The Arabian Nightmare, Exquisite Corpse, Dangerous Knowledge, Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh, and The Limits of : ABRAMS (Ignition). Once in Cairo, Balian falls prey to an exotic dream illness, the Arabian Nightmare, a nocturnal disease that consumes minds in ever-intensifying fits of delusion. Balian's dreams have verisimilitude, and he dreams dreams within dreams, so it's hard to say where his waking life ends and his sleep begins, or where one dream interconnects with the next.   About the author. Robert Irwin, the eminent Arabist, is the author of The Arabian Nightmare, Exquisite Corpse, Dangerous Knowledge, Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh, and The Limits of Vision. Read more. Collapse.4/5(1).

The Arabian Nightmare. This higly original first novel is deliberately designed to madden: virtually plotless, it's nonetheless loaded with a cat's cradle tangle of mythic tales, with sibylline. The Arabian Nightmare is a story of searching, and a search for a story. I can't help but like it, though - the audacity of its ramshackle construction is appealing, if not completely understandable. /5(1). The smooth steely grip of Irwin’s story-telling genius is a joy to read.” —The Washington Post “The Arabian Nightmare is a conceit worthy of Borges.” —The New York Times “[Irwin’s] fascination for inner perception, helped along with a delight in Scheherazadian frames and exotic lore, makes for quite a rich experience: a strangely playful construct that, like an intricate Chinese box, delights with each . Robert Irwin's novel The Arabian Nightmare was one of my favourite books of the early s and one of the finest fantasies of the last century. His newest novel, Wonders Will Never Cease, is as erudite and well-constructed a historical fiction as The Arabian Nightmare, but is set in a medieval England that never quite was, and uses stories and fictions to illuminate and to make us gasp with awe.

THE ARABIAN NIGHTMARE Robert Irwin, Author. Overlook $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book . “The Arabian Nightmare is a conceit worthy of Borges.” — The New York Times “[Irwin’s] fascination for inner perception, helped along with a delight in Scheherazadian frames and exotic lore, makes for quite a rich experience: a strangely playful construct that, like an intricate Chinese box, delights with each unexpected combination and hidden drawer.”Brand: ABRAMS (Ignition). Free download or read online The Arabian Nights: Tales of Nights, Volume 1 pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Anonymous. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are,.4/5. "The Arabian Nightmare is a guide to the Orient of the mind," the blurb concludes, and that's about it: the meaning of the title keeps shifting and expanding, until it stands for the darker side of that whole complex of fantastic romance conjured up by words like "Cairo", "Orient" or "Arabian Nights". If you like historical fantasy and booby-trapped reality, grab the book.