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On 1001 Nights Tales and Masterpieces

E. M. Recio
LIT 203: Masterpieces of Non-Western Literature
Department of Humanities and Communications
Drexel University, Philadelphia PA 19104

18th February 2001


This essay will argue that the tales in 1001 Nights Tales ``...are masterpieces of the art of storytelling. In inventiveness and sheer entertainment value, thy stand supreme among the short stories of all time.'' I will attempt to show, through the various tales in the piece, that this holds true only through the medium of translation and the ability to adopt those values into the readers' ideologies.

Emilio Recio 2001-03-18