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The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, Jests, and Donkey Tales of the Beloved Persian Folk Hero Paperback – January 15, 2011
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''Identifies the real strength of Nasruddin's stories in context to world literature and story performance, that is, its power to build bridges between cultures. The point of these stories is to speak to the audience in the language and metaphors that are familiar.'' --Storytelling, Self, Society
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Top Customer Reviews
A tradition of stories that goes back some 800 years, from a part of the world that I knew previously little about.
Mr. Suresha through the eyes and ears of this Mullah has opened my eyes and ears and intellectual curiosity to this part of the near and middle east; as well as feeding my soul with a childlike proto-vaudevillian humour.
Who knew that the likes of Sancho Panchez and Lou Costello once spoke in Turkish and Arabic.
This is a great read that fills ones mind with exotic and mundane and sublime images which enhance the quality of one's being.
A must read to sweep away our current doldrums.
Thank you both, Mullah N. And Mr.Suresha.
The colorful cover is so cheerful. I love seeing it around my house. Many of the stories are just the right length for a short break of amusing inspiration.
Thanks, Ron Suresha, for assembling these stories in such an accessible and handy way!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Recommended for anyone with an interest in Islamic culture, anyone who appreciates folk stories, or anyone who just wants a smile now and then.Published on February 15, 2014 by karl melanson