Are the One Thousand and One Nights worth a read or are they only interesting because of their historical significance?
I'm stuck at a third of the book. The stories are really boring and lame. The ending are supposed to be witty but just make me eye-roll. It's the post-medieval airport novel senpai.
>post-medieval airport novel
It was very popular among merchants at the time yes.
Boccaccio was pretty much the inventor of the whacky airport-novel, but that was an accident of sorts. What he was really trying to do was paying reverence to Dante while still appealing to his time
and that's why I found it interesting.
>writers who have been influenced by the Nights include John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Orhan Pamuk, Goethe, Walter Scott, Thackeray, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Nodier, Flaubert, Marcel Schwob, Stendhal, Dumas, Gérard de Nerval, Gobineau, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Hofmannsthal, Conan Doyle, W. B. Yeats, H. G. Wells, Cavafy, Calvino, Georges Perec, H. P. Lovecraft, Marcel Proust, A. S. Byatt and Angela Carter.
What do you think?
>talking shit about Borges
Punishable by death t b h