The Arabian Nightmare
by Robert Irwin (9781585672172)

The Arabian Nightmare
Robert Irwin
Release Date: 30 April 2002
Format: Paperback
Pages: 266
Category: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781585672172
ISBN-10: 1585672173

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
""The Arabian Nightmare" is a conceit worthy of Borges." ("The New York Times")
"Deft and lovely . . . the smooth steely grip of Irwin's story-telling genius is a joy to read." ("The Washington Post")

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