Scheherazade

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Scheherazade:

see Thousand and One NightsThousand and One Nights
or Arabian Nights,
series of anonymous stories in Arabic, considered as an entity to be among the classics of world literature. The cohesive plot device concerns the efforts of Scheherezade, or Sheherazade, to keep her husband, King Shahryar (or
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Scheherazade

escapes being put to death by telling stories for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
See: Cunning

Scheherazade

spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]

Scheherazade

forestalls her execution with 1,001 tales. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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No hace mucho Julio Baena recurria a la imagen de Scherezade, personaje por excelencia que vive mientras narra, en un gerundio integralmente vivo, "viviendo mientras narrando." (4) Un radical antagonista de la accion, un absoluto quietista como Miguel de Molinos creia, tal vez como remembranza de la biblica idea de que los libros se multiplican sin termino (Eclesiastes XII, 12), que "ni todo esta dicho, ni todo esta escrito; y asi, habra necesidad siempre de escribir hasta el fin del mundo." (5) La escritura como transcurso es vida; como escrito es muerte.
To begin with, Wendy Faris' essay "Scherezade's Children" helps to contextualize magical realism as she writes that, "The magical realist vision exists at the intersection of two worlds, at an imaginary point inside a double-sided mirror that reflects in both directions." She goes on to argue that it is a "closeness or near-merging of two realms" (172) where boundaries are blurred.