Let Me Show You the World — Longreads

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It’s New Year’s Day, Story Lovers.

Perhaps you have some time to consider this marvellous article about the art of storytelling. It takes 16 mins to read. Author Iman Sultan explains why and how

The time has come to reclaim Shahrazad’s voice, resonating through centuries, and experience once again the power of a good story..

Almost everything you think you know about Aladdin is wrong.

via Let Me Show You the World — Longreads

My own hard copy set of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night Volumes I – IV. is rendered into English from the literal and complete French translation of Dr. J.C. Mardrus by Pwys Mathers , 2nd edition. London, Routledge, 1964.

 

 

Tiny Miracles — Writing Between the Lines

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As a follow-up to my last post, here’s friend Naomi’s experience and recount of her visit to Vilnius, Lithuania the same year I was in France.

Originally posted on Writing Between the Lines:

I have been out in the world again. All the stories I’ve seen and heard and lived have been patiently but eagerly contained, just waiting to be told.

In Poland and Lithuania, where we were traveling, World War II still casts a long shadow over the land. That is…

Please see the rest of her post and great photos here Tiny Miracles — Writing Between the Lines