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Title The secret of laughter : magical tales from classical Persia / compiled by Shusha Guppy.
Pub Info London : Tauris Parke, 2008.
book jacket
 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J FT Guppy     AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 209 p. ; 20 cm.
Note Originally published: 2005.
Contents The padishah and his three daughters -- The thief and the cunning bride -- The talking skull -- The magic saucepan and the piece of lamb's tail -- Haroon al-Rashid's favourite concubine -- The secret of laughter -- The king and the Prophet Khizr -- The cruel mother-in-law -- The lazy wife -- The man whose luck had gone to sleep -- I know that already -- The good vizir and his pride -- The laughing scarecrow -- The good young man and the heavenly woman -- The thorn-seller and the bird of paradise -- Soltan Mahmoud and the band of robbers -- The fortune-teller's fortune -- The story of Bijan and Manijeh.
Summary Shusha Guppy, editor of The London Paris Review and prize winning author, narrates this collection of Persian stories that have been handed down through the generations. Although their sources have been lost over the ages, their memory runs through the collective psyche of the Iranian people and each tale reflects a deep cultural and psychological insight into the attitudes, values and structures which constitute Iranian society. --From publisher's description.
Subject Fairy tales -- Iran.
Folk literature, Persian.
Add Author Guppy, Shusha.
ISBN 9781845116958 (pbk.)
184511695X (pbk.)
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