Arabian nights and days / Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Denys Johnson-Davies. Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 1996.
227 p. ; 21 cm
Seventeen tales based on the classic, The Thousand and One Nights, but full of modern messages. In recounting his adventures, Sinbad-the-Sailor observes it is wrong to be a prisoner of tradition. The book's Egyptian author was recently the object of an assassination attempt by fundamentalists.