The Arabian Nightmare

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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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Robert Irwin was born in 1946. He read Modern history at Oxford and taught Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews. He has written six novels and is also the author of several non-fiction works, including Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classic Arabic Literature (2000). He has also lectured on Arabic and Middle Eastern History at the universities of London, Cambridge and Oxford.

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ROBERT IRWIN, the eminent Arabist, is the author of The Arabian Nightmare, Exquisite Corpse, Dangerous Knowledge, Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh, and The Limits of Vision, also available from Overlook.

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