Monday, July 25, 2016

Iliowizi. The Weird Orient

Today's free book is The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales by Henry Iliowizi. He is also the author of In the Pale: Stories and Legends of the Russian Jews. In this book, Iliowizi has worked with stories from Arabic and Persian sources, but given that the stories are very much suffused with his own literary perspective, I've included this in the "Biblical" section as an example of Jewish storytelling. You can find out more about Iliowizi here: Lesser Known Writers: Henry Iliowizi.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


I. The Doom of Al Zameri
II. Sheddad’s Palace of Irem
III. The Mystery of the Damavant
IV. The Gods in Exile
V. King Solomon and Ashmodai
VI. The Croesus of Yemen
VII. The Fate of Arzemia
VIII. The Student of Timbuctu
IX. A Night by the Dead Sea

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