Léon Carré: Tarot of the 1001 Nights


Prescribed Text
Course Book of Readings
Recommended Further Reading

[Daniel Heller-Roazen, ed: The Arabian Nights (2010)]

  1. Heller-Roazen, Daniel, ed. The Arabian Nights. The Husain Haddawy Translation Based on the Text Edited by Muhsin Mahdi: Contexts, Criticism. A Norton Critical Edition. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2010.

  1. Armstrong, Martin. ‘Sombrero.’ In Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror. Part VI: Mystery and Horror. Ed. Dorothy L. Sayers. 1934. London: Victor Gollancz, 1952. 519-38.

  2. Barthes, Roland. ‘The Death of the Author.’ In The Rustle of Language. 1984. Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. 49-55. [Available at:]

  3. Borges, Jorge Luis. ‘The Garden of Forking Paths.’ In Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings. Ed. Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby. Preface by André Maurois. 1964. Penguin Modern Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1979. 44-54. [Available at:]

  4. Burton, Richard F, trans. ‘Conclusion.’ In A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: With Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights. 10 vols. 1885. N.p. [= Boston]: The Burton Club, n.d. 10: 54-62. [Available at:]

  5. Corballis, Tim. ‘The Search for the Third Thing.’ In Myth of the 21st Century: An Anthology of New Fiction. Ed. Tina Shaw & Jack Ross. Reed Books. Auckland: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd., 2006. 124-33.

  6. Dick, Philip K. I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon & Other Stories. Ed. Mark Hurst & Paul Williams. 1985. Grafton Books. London: Collins, 1988. 198-220. [Available at:]

  7. Dukes, Breton. ‘The Herd.’ In Landfall 214 – Open House (2009). Ed. Jack Ross. Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2009. 25-31.

  8. García Márquez, Gabriel. ‘Monologue of Isabel Watching It Rain in Macondo.’ In Leaf Storm and Other Stories. 1955. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. 1972. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1979. 129-36. [Available at:]

  9. Ihimaera, Witi, D. S. Long, Irihapeti Ramsden & Haare Williams. ‘Kaupapa.’ In Te Ao Mārama: Contemporary Māori Writing. Ed. Witi Ihimaera, with contributing editors Haare Williams, Irihapeti Ramsden & D. S. Long. 5 vols. 1992-96. Volume 3: Te Puāwaitanga o te Kōrero. Auckland: Reed Books, 1993: 15-17.

  10. James, M. R. ‘"Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad".’ In Collected Ghost Stories. Ed. Darryl Jones. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 76-93. [Available at:]

  11. Lane, Edward William, trans. ‘Nights 566-78: The Story of the City of Brass.’ In Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments). Ed. Stanley Lane-Poole. The Harvard Classics 16. New York: P. F. Collier, 1909. 310-39. [Available at:]

  12. Le Guin, Ursula. ‘Is Gender Necessary? Redux.’ In Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places. London: Victor Gollancz, 1989. 7-16. [Available at:!COPIED%20MATERIALS/ursula-k-le-guin-is-gender-necessary-redux-1.pdf]

  13. Lem, Stanislaw. ‘Philip K. Dick: A Visionary among the Charlatans.’ In Microworlds: Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy. Ed. Franz Rottensteiner. 1984. London: Secker & Warburg, 1985. 106-35. [Available at:]

  14. Poe, Edgar Allan. ‘The Imp of the Perverse.’ In The Short Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: An Annotated Edition. Ed. Stuart & Susan Levine. Bobbs-Merrill Educational Publishing. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1977. 268-71. [available at:]

  15. Ross, Jack, ‘The Poetics of Stasis in The 1001 Nights.’ Magazine 2 (2004): 7-18. [Available at:]

  16. Shaw, Tina. ‘Albatross.’ In Myth of the 21st Century: An Anthology of New Fiction. Ed. Tina Shaw & Jack Ross. Reed Books. Auckland: Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd., 2006. 27-32.

  17. Tawhai, Alice. ‘Damnation Circus.’ In Luminous. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2007. 56-61.

  18. Todorov, Tzvetan. ‘The Uncanny and the Marvelous.’ In The Fantastic. A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre. 1970. Trans. Richard Howard. New York: Cornell UP, 1973. 41-42, 44, 46-48, 51-52, 53-57. [Available at:]

  19. Wells, H. G. ‘The Country of the Blind.’ In The Short Stories. 1927. London: Ernest Benn, 1952. 167-92. [Available at:]

[John Barth: The Friday Book (1984)]

The Arabian Nights:
  1. Caracciolo, Peter L., ed. The Arabian Nights in English Literature: Studies in the Reception of The Thousand and One Nights into British Culture. London: Macmillan, 1988.

  2. Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nights: A Companion. London: Allen Lane, 1994.

  3. Mahdi, Muhsin. The Thousand and One Nights. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995.

  4. Marzolph, Ulrich, & Richard van Leeuwen, with the assistance of Hassan Wassouf, ed. The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

  5. Marzolph, Ulrich, ed. The Arabian Nights Reader. Series in Fairy-Tale Studies. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 2006.

  6. Ranelagh, E. J. The Past We Share: The Near Eastern Ancestry of Western Folk Literature. London: Quartet, 1979.

  1. Basile, Giovanni Batiste. Il Pentamerone. Trans. Richard F. Burton. 1893. New York: Horace Liveright, 1932.

  2. Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. 1350-53. Trans. G. H. McWilliam. Penguin Classics. 1972. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978.

  3. Chaucer, Geoffrey. Canterbury Tales. Ed. A. C. Cawley. 1958. An Everyman Paperback. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. / New York: E. P . Dutton & Sons, 1978.

  4. Navarre, Marguerite de. The Heptameron. Trans. P. A. Chilton. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984.

  5. Penzer, N. M., ed. The Ocean of Story: Being C. H. Tawney’s Translation of Somadeva’s Kathā Sarit Sāgara (or Ocean of Streams of Story). 1880-84. 10 vols. 1924. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1968.

  6. Rushdie, Salman. Haroun and the Sea of Stories. 1990. London: Granta Books, 1991.

  7. Somadeva. Tales from the Kathāsaritsāgara. Trans. Arshia Sattar. Foreword by Wendy Doniger. 1994. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996.

The Fantastic:
  1. Anderson, Douglas A., ed. Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy. A Del Rey Book. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.

  2. Calvino, Italo, ed. Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday. 1983. Trans. Alfred MacAdam & Martin McLaughlin. 1987 & 2001. Modern Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2009.

  3. Clute, John, & John Grant, ed. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Orbit. London: Little, Brown and Company (UK), 1997.

  4. Manlove, C. N. Modern Fantasy: Five Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1975.

  5. Nicholls, Stan. Wordsmiths of Wonder: Fifty Interviews with Writers of the Fantastic. An Orbit Book. London: Little, Brown and Company (UK) Limited, 1993.

Magic Realism:
  1. Fishburn, Evelyn, & Psiche Hughes. A Dictionary of Borges. Forewords by Mario Vargas Llosa & Anthony Burgess. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1990.

  2. García Márquez, Gabriel, & Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza. The Fragrance of Guava: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza in Conversation with Gabriel García Márquez. 1982. Trans. Ann Wright. London: Verso Editions, 1983.

  3. Martin, Gerald. Journeys through the Labyrinth: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century. A Guide. Verso. London: New Left Books, 1989.

  4. Vargas Llosa, Mario. A Fish in the Water: A Memoir. 1993. Trans. Helen Lane. London: Faber, 1994.

  1. Kundera, Milan. The Art of the Novel. 1986. Trans. Linda Asher. 1988. London: Faber, 1990.

  2. McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction. New York & London: Methuen, 1987.

  3. Moore, Steven, The Novel: An Alternative History, Beginnings to 1600. New York & London: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.

  4. Moore, Steven, The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600 to 1800. Bloomsbury Academic. New York & London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013.

  5. Ruthven, K. K. Faking Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

New Wave SF [Sci-Fi / Speculative Fiction]:
  1. Aldiss, Brian, and David Wingrove. Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction. 1973. London: Gollancz, 1986.

  2. Amis, Kingsley. New Maps of Hell: A Survey of Science Fiction. 1960. A Four Square Book. London: New English Library Limited., 1963.

  3. Ballard, J. G. A User's Guide to the Millennium: Essays and Reviews. London: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.

  4. Clute, John, & Peter Nicholls, ed. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 1979. 2nd ed. Contributing Editor Brian Stableford. Technical Editor John Grant. Orbit. 1993. London: Little, Brown and Company (UK), 1999.

  5. Ellison, Harlan, ed. Dangerous Visions. 1967. Gollancz Classic SF, 16. Illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1987.

  6. Ellison, Harlan, ed. Again, Dangerous Visions. 1972. 2 vols. Illustrated by Ed Emschwiller. London: Pan Books, 1977.

  7. Moorcock, Michael, ed. New Worlds: An Anthology. Flamingo. London: Fontana Paperbacks, 1983.

Utopia / Dystopia:
  1. Butler, Samuel. Erewhon. 1872. Ed. Peter Mudford. 1970. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 1985.

  2. Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World: A Novel. 1932. Foreword by the Author. 1950. Penguin Modern Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.

  3. Le Guin,Ursula K. The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. 1974. Panther Science Fiction. St Albans, Herts: Panther Books, 1975.

  4. More, Thomas. Utopia. 1516. Trans. Paul Turner. 1965. Penguin Classics. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972.

  5. Mumford, Lewis. The Story of Utopias. 1922. Viking Compass Edition. New York: The Viking Press, 1970.

  6. Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. 1949. Ed. Peter Davison. 1987. A Note on the Text. 1989. Introduction by Ben Pimlott. Penguin Classics. London: Penguin, 2000.

  7. Skinner, B. F. Walden Two. 1948. Macmillan Paperbacks. 1962. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966.

  8. Wells, H. G. Seven Famous Novels of H. G. Wells: The Time Machine / The Island of Doctor Moreau / The Invisible Man / The War of the Worlds / The First Men in the Moon / The Food of the Gods / In the Days of the Comet. New York: Alfred A. Pnopf, 1934.

  1. Gould, Stephen Jay. Time’s Arrow; Time’s Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time. 1987. A Pelican Book. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1988.

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