Monthly Archives: December 2013

Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 15

The flying carpet is the quintessential symbol of the fantasy of Arabian Nights in the Western imagination.  And yet, it is not a motif that is prevalent in the actual text of The Arabian Nights.  The flying carpet first appears … Continue reading

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Captain Java by Louis Moresby

Moresby, Louis. Captain Java. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928, pp. 368. Captain Herbert Dixon, after 40 years work at sea is retired and pensioned off. He has to now live at his home, Paradise Place in Gravesend, with … Continue reading

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Names in The Arabian Nights

A recent request for information from a reader of this blog had me searching for information and analysis on a particular tale from the Nights.  In the first place I went to I was shocked to find no information at … Continue reading

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