About The Book
This serious academic book discusses the profound influences the tales of "One Thousand and One Nights" have had on modern-day global cultures. Muhsin al-Musawi provides a deep and ingenious analysis of the intellectual visions in the tales of "One Thousand and One Nights" and their authentic narrative techniques for poets, novelists, critics, and intellectuals in the West. He also addresses the way Arab nights have been translated, the attempts to reimagine them in new cultural contexts, and the understanding, conveyance, and recruitment difficulties faced. The author's insightful readings are not limited to the presence of "One Thousand and One Nights" in traditional genres but go beyond that to analyze its influences in music, paintings, visual arts, films of various kinds, and political and digital spaces. In this book, Al-Musawi chooses the most important tales of "One Thousand and One Nights," such as Shahrazad and Shahrayar, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, and the famous Sindbad the Sailor, and analyzes their profound impact on contemporary global cultures. Furthermore, the book reveals the spirit of the scientific researcher, which combines deep analysis, clear thought, and coherent method.