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The 1001 Nights



Bronwyn Lloyd: Arabian Nights bookcase (3/2/17)

The Thousand and One Nights
(
Texts & Translations)
(c.800 CE - )


Scheherazade / Shahrazad [Persian شهرازاد – Šahrāzād‎‎] is the fictional author / protagonist of The Thousand and One Nights. In more recent times she has become a role model for Feminist and experimental writers in the Middle East and elsewhere.



François Verster: The Dream of Shahrazad (2014)



Select Bibliography:


Categories:
  1. Texts
  2. Major Translations (chronological)
    • Antoine Galland [1704-1717] (French)
    • Jonathan Scott [1800 & 1811] (English)
    • Max. Habicht, Fr. H. von der Hagen, and Carl Schall [1824-25] (German)
    • Edward William Lane [1839-41] (English)
    • John Payne [1882-89] (English)
    • Richard F. Burton [1885-88] (English)
    • Dr. J. C. Mardrus [1899-1904] (French)
    • Enno Littmann [1921-28] (German)
    • Francesco Gabrieli [1948] (Italian)
    • N. J. Dawood [1954-57] (English)
    • Husain Haddawy [1990-95] (English)
    • Jamel Eddine Bencheikh & André Miquel [1991-2001 & 2005-7] (French)
    • Malcolm & Ursula Lyons [2008] (English)
  3. Imitations & Miscellaneous Versions




Texts:



    Arabic

  1. Macnaghten, W. H., ed. The Alif Laila, or Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Commonly Known as ‘The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments;’ Now, for the First Time, Published Complete in the Original Arabic, from an Egyptian Manuscript Brought to India by the Late Major Turner Macan, Editor of the Shah-Nameh. 4 vols. Calcutta: W. Thacker, 1839-42.

  2. Zotenberg, Hermann. Histoire d’Alâ al-Din ou La Lampe Merveilleuse: Texte Arabe publié avec une notice sur quelques manuscrits des Mille et une nuits. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1888.

  3. Alph Laylé Wa Laylé. 4 vols. Beirut: Al-Maktaba Al-Thakafiyat, A.H. 1401 [= 1981].


Translations:



Galland's Translation (1704-17)


    Antoine Galland [12 vols: 1704-1717] (French)

  1. Galland, Antoine, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes arabes traduits par Galland. 12 vols. 1704-17. Ed. Gaston Picard. 2 vols. 1960. Paris: Garnier, 1975.

  2. Galland, Antoine, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes arabes. 12 vols. 1704-17. Ed. Jean Gaulmier. 3 vols. 1965. Paris: Garnier-Flammarion, 1990, 1985, 1991.

  3. Arabian Nights Entertainments: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the Execution of a bloody Vow he had made to marry a Lady every day, and have her cut off next Morning, to avenge himself for the Disloyalty of his first Sultaness, &c. Containing a better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Eastern Nations, viz. Tartars, Persians, and Indians, than is to be met with in any Author hitherto published. Translated into French from the Arabian Mss. by M. Galland of the Royal Academy, and now done into English from the last Paris Edition. London: Andrew Bell, 1706-17. 16th ed. 4 vols. London & Edinburgh: C. Elliot, 1781.

  4. Mack, Robert L., ed. Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. The World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.




  5. Jonathan Scott [6 vols: 1800 & 1811] (English)

  6. Scott, Jonathan. Tales, Anecdotes and Letters Translated from the Arabic and Persian. Shrewsbury: J & W. Eddowes, 1800.

  7. Scott, Jonathan, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, Carefully Revised and Occasionally Corrected from the Arabic, to which is added a Selection of New Tales, Now First Translated from the Arabic Originals. 6 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1811.




  8. Max. Habicht, Fr. H. von der Hagen, and Carl Schall [15 vols: 1824-25] (German)

  9. Habicht, Max., Fr. H. von der Hagen, and Carl Schall, trans. Tausend und Eine Nacht, Arabische Erzählungen. 1824-25. Ed. Karl Martin Schiller. 12 vols. Leipzig: F. W. Hendel, 1926.




  10. Lane's Translation (1839-41)


    Edward William Lane [3 vols: 1839-41] (English)

  11. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes. 3 vols. London: Charles Knight, 1839-41.

  12. Lane, Edward William, trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. Ed. Stanley Lane-Poole. 4 vols. 1906. Bohn’s Popular Library. London: G. Bell, 1925.




  13. John Payne [13 vols: 1882-89] (English)

  14. Payne, John, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night; Now First Completely Done into English Prose and Verse, from the Original Arabic. 9 vols. London: Villon Society, 1882-84.

  15. Payne, John, trans. Tales from the Arabic of the Breslau and Calcutta (1814-’18) Editions of the Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Not Occurring in the Other Printed Texts of the Work; Now First Done into English. 3 vols. London: Villon Society, 1884.

  16. Payne, John, trans. Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp; Zein ul Asnam and the King of the Jinn: Two Stories Done into English from the Recently Discovered Arabic Text. London: Villon Society, 1889.

  17. Payne, John, trans. The Portable Arabian Nights. 1882-1884. Ed. Joseph Campbell. 1952. New York: The Viking Press, 1963.

  18. Payne, John, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. 1882-1884. Publisher's Note by Steven Moore. 3 vols. Ann Arbor, MI: Borders Classics, 2007.




  19. Burton's Translation (1885-88)


    Richard F. Burton [16 vols: 1885-88] (English)

  20. Burton, Richard F, trans. A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights. 10 vols. Benares [= Stoke-Newington]: Kamashastra Society, 1885. N.p. [= Boston]: The Burton Club, n.d.

  21. Burton, Richard F., trans. Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with Notes Anthropological and Explanatory. 6 vols. Benares [= Stoke-Newington]: Kamashastra Society, 1886-88. 7 vols. N.p. [= Boston]: The Burton Club, n.d.

  22. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. 1885. Decorated with 1001 Illustrations by Valenti Angelo. 3 vols. New York: The Heritage Press, 1934.

  23. Burton, Richard F., trans. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, or The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Selection of the Most Famous and Representative of these Tales. Ed. Bennett A Cerf. 1932. Introductory Essay by Ben Ray Redman. New York: Modern Library, 1959.

  24. Burton, Richard F. Love, War and Fancy: The Customs and Manners of the East from Writings on The Arabian Nights. Ed. Kenneth Walker. 1884. London: Kimber Paperback Library, 1964.




  25. Dr. J. C. Mardrus [16 vols: 1899-1904] (French)

  26. Mardrus, Dr. J. C., trans. Le Livre des Mille et une Nuits. 16 vols. Paris: Édition de la Revue blanche, 1899-1904. Ed. Marc Fumaroli. 2 vols. Paris: Laffont, 1989.

  27. Mathers, Edward Powys, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night: Rendered from the Literal and Complete Version of Dr. J. C. Mardrus; and Collated with Other Sources. 1923. 8 vols. London: The Casanova Society, 1929.

  28. Mathers, E. Powys, trans. The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night: Rendered into English from the Literal and Complete French Translation of Dr. J. C. Mardrus. 4 vols. 1949. 2nd ed. 1964. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972.




  29. Enno Littmann [6 vols: 1921-28] (German)

  30. Littmann, Enno, trans. Die Erzählungen aus den Tausendundein Nächten: Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe in zwölf Teilbänden zum ersten mal nach dem arabischen Urtext der Calcuttaer Ausgabe aus dem Jahre 1839 übertragen von Enno Littmann. 1921-28. 2nd ed. 1953. 6 vols in 12. Frankfurt am Main: Insel Verlag, 1976.




  31. Francesco Gabrieli [4 vols: 1948] (Italian)

  32. Gabrieli, Francesco, ed. Le mille e una notte: Prima versione integrale dall’arabo. Trans. Francesco Gabrieli, Antonio Cesaro, Constantino Pansera, Umberto Rizzitano and Virginia Vacca. 1948. Gli struzzi 35. 4 vols. Torino: Einaudi, 1972.




  33. N. J. Dawood [2 vols: 1954-57] (English)

  34. Dawood, N. J., trans. The Thousand and One Nights: The Hunchback, Sindbad, and Other Tales. Penguin 1001. 1954. Penguin Classics L64. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1955.

  35. Dawood, N. J., trans. Aladdin and Other Tales from The Thousand and One Nights. Penguin Classics L71. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957.

  36. Dawood, N. J., trans. Tales from the Thousand and One Nights. 1954-57. 2nd ed. 1973. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.




  37. Husain Haddawy [2 vols: 1990-95] (English)

  38. Haddawy, Husain, trans. The Arabian Nights: Based on the Text of the Fourteenth-Century Syrian Manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1990.

  39. Haddawy, Husain, trans. The Arabian Nights II: Sindbad and Other Popular Stories. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995.

  40. Heller-Roazen, Daniel, ed. The Arabian Nights. The Husain Haddaway Translation Based on the Text Edited by Muhsin Mahdi: Contexts, Criticism. 1990 & 1995. A Norton Critical Edition. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.




  41. Jamel Eddine Bencheikh & André Miquel [3 vols: 1991-2001 & 2005-7] (French)

  42. Bremond, Claude, ed. Les Dames de Bagdad: Conte des Mille et une nuits. Trans. André Miquel / Claude Bremond, A Chraïbi, A. Larue, and M. Sironval. La Nébuleuse du conte: Essai sur les premiers contes de Galland. Paris: Desjonquères, 1991.

  43. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis. Trans. Jamel Eddine Bencheikh, André Miquel & Touhami Bencheikh. 2 vols. Folio 2256-57. Paris: Gallimard, 1991.

  44. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed & trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis III. Folio 2775. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.

  45. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, ed & trans. Sindbâd de la mer et autres contes des Mille et Une Nuits: Contes choisis IV. Folio 3581. Paris: Gallimard, 2001.

  46. Bencheikh, Jamel Eddine, and André Miquel, trans. Les Mille et Une Nuits. 3 vols. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Paris: Gallimard, 2005-7.

  47. Sironval, Margaret, ed. Album Mille et Une Nuits: Iconographie Choisie et Commentée. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. Paris: Gallimard, 2005.




  48. The Lyons' Translation (2008)


    Malcolm & Ursula Lyons [3 vols: 2008] (English)

  49. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights. Introduction by Robert Irwin. 3 vols. Penguin Classics Hardback. London: Penguin, 2008.

  50. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights. Volume 1: Nights 1 to 294. Introduction by Robert Irwin. 3 vols. 2008. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2010.

  51. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights. Volume 2: Nights 295 to 719. Introduced & Annotated by Robert Irwin. 3 vols. 2008. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2010.

  52. Lyons, Malcolm & Ursula, trans. The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights. Volume 3: Nights 719 to 1001. Introduction by Robert Irwin. 3 vols. 2008. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2010.



  53. Robert Irwin: "Sufism is alive and well" (2016)



    Imitations & Miscellaneous Versions:


  54. Barth, John. "Dunyaziad." In Chimera. 1972. London: André Deutsch Limited, 1974. 7-57.

  55. Barth, John. The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor. 1991. London: Sceptre, 1992.

  56. Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nightmare. 1983. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988.

  57. Lyons, Malcom C., trans. Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange. Introduction by Robert Irwin. Penguin Classics. 2014. London: Penguin Random House UK, 2015.

  58. Richardson, Alan, ed. Three Oriental Tales: Frances Sheridan, History of Nourjahad / William Beckford, Vathek / Lord Byron, The Giaour: Complete Texts with Introduction. Historical Contexts. Critical Essays. 1767, 1786 & 1813. New Riverside Editions. Ed. Alan Richardson. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002.

  59. Rushdie, Salman. Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel. Jonathan Cape. London: Random House, 2015.

  60. Shwartz, Susan, ed. Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights. New York: Avon, 1988.

  61. Weber, Henry, ed. Tales of the East: Comprising the Most Popular Romances of Oriental Origin; and the Best Imitations by European Authors: with New Translations and Additional Tales, Never before Published. To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation, Containing an Account of Each Work, and of Its Author, or Translator. 3 vols. Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1812.




Lane's Translation (1839-41)


Criticism & Secondary Literature:

Ali, Muhsin Jassim. Scheherazade in England: A Study of Nineteenth-Century English Criticism of the Arabian Nights. Washington: Three Continents Press, 1981.

Barth, John. "Don't Count on It: A Note on the Number of The 1001 Nights." In The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction. 1984. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. 258-81.

Campbell, Kay Hardy, Ferial J. Ghazoul, Andras Hamori, Muhsin Mahdi, Christopher M. Murphy, & Sandra Naddaff. The 1001 Nights: Critical Essays and Annotated Bibliography. Mundus Arabicus 3. Cambridge, Mass.: Dar Mahjar, 1983.

Caracciolo, Peter L., ed. The Arabian Nights in English Literature: Studies in the Reception of The Thousand and One Nights into British Culture. London: Macmillan, 1988.

Gerhardt, Mia I. The Art of Story-Telling: A Literary Study of the Thousand and One Nights. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1963.

Ghazoul, Ferial J. Nocturnal Poetics: The Arabian Nights in Comparative Context. Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, 1996.

Grunebaum, Gustave E. "Creative Borrowing: Greece in the Arabian Nights.” In Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation. 1946. Phoenix Books 69. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1962. 294-319.

Horta, Paulo Lemos. Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nights: A Companion. London: Allen Lane, 1994.

Lane, E. W. Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. 1836. Ed. E. Stanley Poole. Everyman’s Library 315. London: Dent, New York: Dutton, 1963.

Mahdi, Muhsin. The Thousand and One Nights. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995.

Marzolph, Ulrich, & Richard van Leeuwen, with the assistance of Hassan Wassouf, ed. The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Marzolph, Ulrich, ed. The Arabian Nights Reader. Series in Fairy-Tale Studies. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2006.

Naddaff, Sandra. Arabesque: Narrative Structure and the Aesthetics of Repetition in the 1001 Nights. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1991.

Nicholson, Reynold A. A Literary History of the Arabs. 1907. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1969.

Ranelagh, E. J. The Past We Share: The Near Eastern Ancestry of Western Folk Literature. London: Quartet, 1979.

Sallis, Eva K. Sheherazade through the Looking Glass: The Metamorphosis of the Thousand and One Nights. Curzon Studies in Arabic and Middle Eastern Literatures. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press, 1999.

Schwab, Raymond. The Oriental Renaissance: Europe’s Rediscovery of India and the East, 1680-1880. 1950. Trans. Gene Patterson-Black & Victor Reinking. New York: Columbia UP, 1984.

Warner, Marina. Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights. 2011. Vintage Books. London: Random House, 2012.




Bronwyn Lloyd: Arabian Nights bookcase close-up (3/2/2017)



Homepages & Online Information:


Alf Layla wa Layla

The Arabian Nights Bibliography

The Journal of the 1001 Nights

Scheherazade's Web

Tales from the 1001 Nights

The Thousand Nights and a Night

Wikipedia entry



Marc Chagall: Arabian Nights


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