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Now Shah takes us deeper into the heart of this exotic and magical land to uncover mysteries that have been hidden from Western eyes for centuries. I rarely take the time to write a review for the books I read much to the dismay of my fellow prolific review giving goodreads friends however here’s one book that motivated me to say something about it.
Books by Tahir Shah.
I realize I’m in the minority here, it just arabisn my cup of tea. And, in addition to documentaries, Shah writes for the big screen. For me this is very successful — he describes fantastically well, invoking a real sense of the places he describes with his use of rich and atmospheric writing.
A clever story about story telling from a skilled story teller. Tahir Shah doesn’t seem to care and maybe doesn’t expect his nighgs to care.
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I loved the fact that within each of us there is a tahirr. The focus and flow of this novel was very haph While the author’s first book “The Caliph’s House” transported me on a magic carpet ride through the vibrants sights and sounds of Morocco, “In Arabian Nights” was bit of a disappointment.
This is how In Arabian Nights: Views Read Edit View history. I tahiir enjoyed it! I picked it up because I was going to Morocco to travel – I’ve never been more excited to examine a place now after having read this book.
Or at least, not where I’m from. The favour I asked you was less a favour to me and more a favour to yourself.
Jun 22, Asha Seth rated it did not like it Shelves: While I enjoyed the descriptions of Morocco, I eventually got frustrated with the writer’s complete lack of a gender lens when looking at a society as gender segregated as Morocco.
It didn’t quite move at a pace where I couldn’t put it down until pg which is a good thing considering it’s a pages memoir. He encourages an entrepreneur to finance a new generation of travelling storytellers and give back to Moroccans their traditional culture. The story of their first year in Morocco is told in his joyful and resplendent The Caliph’s House.
Published February 11th by Bantam Books first published January 1st Aarabian tales, recounted by a vivid cast of characters, reveal fragments of wisdom and an nightts way of thinking. The world’s cheesiest hotel photographs. These values are passed down now from mother to daughter, from father to son, as they have been for centuries. While the author’s first book “The Caliph’s House” transported me on a magic carpet ride through the vibrants sights and sounds of Morocco, “In Arabian Nights” was bit of a disappointment.
He also got me reflecting a lot on the value of stories in culture. I think I benefited from this delay.
In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
We can be re-taught how decode the messages in the tales that arqbian us, how to learn from them, in the same way that you can teach almost anyone the rules of chess. There is also a lot of autobiographical information about the author, and particularly his father Idries Shah – also a well known author and teller of storiesand the importance of tradition.
arabbian Sep 05, Uzi rated it really liked it. He rarely, if ever, acknowledges that the Morocco he sees is only half of Morocco. Jun 18, Jights rated it really liked it. He sleeps in the open desert and watches the stars.
This criticism gets a tad exhausting as Shah fails to realize that the Oriental culture also has its share of serious flaws. I think I found my story in this book.
He had never seen a chessboard or pieces before and certainly had no idea of how to play chess. At the heart of the journey is his quest for stories, above all for the special one hidden inside himself.
I could tell there was something different about this book, something magical. In Arts and Culture. Perhaps today, the medium of story telling has changed, but we cannot do without stories.