🧞‍♂️📖 Virtual: Reading The Arabian Nights with NYPL

Thursday January 20, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual EventNew York NY 10023


Writers, translators, and artists celebrate the most famous story collection of all time.

A cornerstone of world literature and a monument to the power of storytelling, The Arabian Nights has inspired countless authors, from Charles Dickens and Edgar Allen Poe to Naguib Mahfouz, Clarice Lispector, and Angela Carter. In their extensive new collection, The Annotated Arabian Nights, literary historian Paulo Lemos Horta and poet and translator Yasmine Seale present a fresh selection of tales from the Nights. Featuring treasured original stories as well as later additions including "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," the collection definitively brings the Nights out of Victorian antiquarianism and into the 21st century.


  • Yasmine Seale
  • Paulo Lemos Horta
  • S. A. Chakraborty
  • Elias Muhanna
  • Marjan Neshat


all ages




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