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Michael James Lundell
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Asst Prof of English @ Palomar College, The 1001 Nights, 19th c. English Literature, Film Studies, Arabic Literature and Film and Orientalism.
Asst Prof of English @ Palomar College, The 1001 Nights, 19th c. English Literature, Film Studies, Arabic Literature and Film and Orientalism.

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Live-Action Aladdin Casting Controversy
Disney's live action version of its animated 1992 Aladdin is currently in production. Recently, the company announced who would be playing the various parts and it has provoked some controversy. In 1992 groups in the US and elsewhere pressured Disney to cha...

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The Arabian Nights in the English Popular Press and the Heterogenization of Nationhood
Rasoul Aliakbari's new article "The Arabian Nights in the English Popular Press and the Heterogenization of Nationhood: A Print Cultural Approach to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities" explores nation-building via Anderson, Edward William Lane, the po...

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A Thousand and One Nights: A History of the Text and its Reception by Dwight Reynolds
The West "discovers" the Nights   "A Thousand and One Nights: A History of the Text and its Reception" by Dwight Reynolds ( http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/dwight-reynolds/ ) is, in my opinion, one of the most succinct – yet right on – histories...

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The enduring lure of The Arabian Nights - Muhsin Al Musawi
This is a recent interview by Gulf News of (here very defensive sounding) Colombia Professor Muhsin Al Musawi on the Nights . What is most interesting to me is Al Musawi's critique of what he sees as Western interference into the legacy of the culture of th...

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Bruce Fudge - "More Translators of The Thousand and One Nights"
 Borges (1968) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Luis_Borges Bruce Fudge on the continued legacy of Borges' judgements and predictions about the variety of translations of the Nights and the latest contemporary "Western" translations of the story collec...

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Muhsin Al-Musawi - The Popular Memory of the Societies of the Thousand and One Nights
A new book was published on the historical context of the 1001 Nights in Abbasid Baghdad. It is in Arabic (الذاكرة الشعبية لمجتمعات ألف ليلة وليلة) and has been given the English title of The Popular Memory of the Societies of the Thousand and One Nights . ...

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Arabic manuscripts of the Thousand and One Nights
Arabic manuscripts of the Thousand and One Nights is a new book recently published by Harback, Directed by Aboubakr Chraïbi. I've uploaded the book's information on Scribd below along with its table of contents. The field of Nights studies concerned with Ar...

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1001 SF Nights - Baghdad-by-the-Bay and Herb Caen
  One of the funniest writers I've ever read and the reason I bought a subscription to The San Francisco Chronicle at the tender age of 17 many years go is Herb Caen (1916-1997) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Caen . His column was an almost daily rapi...

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Albiblio - Egyptian Nights Database
 picture of restaurant in Sharm el-Sheikh from www.sharmsmile.com/ Rasoul Aliakbari has compiled an excellent resource for 1001 Nights folks. It's Albiblio, a website devoted to everything about Egyptian manifestations of the Nights and is a treasure of onl...

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Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens (1964)
Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens is a 1964 Italian film directed by Emimmo Salvi. Its Italian title is Simbad contro i sette saraceni . More info on the film's production details at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058589/ And the film, in public domain, c...
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