Aladdin: A New Translation (Paperback)

Aladdin: A New Translation By Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Yasmine Seale (Translated by) Cover Image

Aladdin: A New Translation (Paperback)

By Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Yasmine Seale (Translated by)


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From a dynamic French-Syrian translator comes an authoritative, modern, “glamorous and delightful” (Paris Review) translation of the classic tale of magic lamps and jinn.

Since its first telling in Paris in 1709, “Aladdin” has captured the hearts and minds of readers, authors, illustrators, and filmmakers. For just as long, popular adaptations have exoticized the tale, or else reduced it to a rags-to-riches story for children. With this “smooth, dark, exciting interpretation” (Public Books), acclaimed translator and poet Yasmine Seale and literary scholar Paulo Lemos Horta offer both a corrective and a definitive work: an elegant, faithful rendition of “Aladdin” that is destined to become a classic for decades to come.
Paulo Lemos Horta is an associate professor of literature at New York University Abu Dhabi, and the author of Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights. He lives in Abu Dhabi and Barcelona.

Yasmine Seale is a writer who works across poetry, translation, criticism, and visual art.

Product Details ISBN: 9781324091110
ISBN-10: 1324091118
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English