|Arabian Nights and Days (1982) [Novel]|
by Naguib Mahfouz
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(From the publisher):
Though it is set in an Islamic city in medieval times, the modern reader will find much in this novel that is surprisingly familiar. It depicts a city plagued by widespread corruption among its most powerful citizens, and a perverse sense of social unrest and insecurity. The chief of police is kept particularly busy dealing with the underground activities of various religious sects that are intent on changing the unscrupulous regime. Amid all of this, as in the original Arabian Nights, genies appear out of bottles accidentally opened by innocent individuals, affecting their lives in exciting, sometimes detrimental ways.
Original title: Layali alf laylah
Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Reinterpretations