Download The Arabian Nightmare

The Arabian Nightmare

Robert Irwin

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 288

Publisher: Penguin Books (November 1, 1988)

ISBN: 0140112162

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF


The hero and guiding force of this epic fantasy is an insomniac young man who, unable to sleep, guides the reader through the narrow streets of Cairo-a mysterious city full of deceit and trickery.

He narrates a complex tangle of dreams and imaginings that describe an atmosphere constantly shifting between sumptuously learned orientalism, erotic adventure, and dry humor. The result is a thought-provoking puzzle box of sex, philosophy, and theology.

Reminiscent of Italo Calvino, and Umberto Eco, this cult classic is finally back in print!

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