Legends That Live On: Begin with Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, the Norse gods lead me down a winding path.

al-Shaykh’s One Thousand and One Nights | RA Crossroads

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Shahrazad talked her way out of death, transformed a king, and still inspires storytellers who continue to follow the tradition

Author Q&A: Hanan al-Shaykh’s New Shahrazad

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“Many thought that One Thousand and One Nights were folklore, tales, and that’s it—not a treasure. These stories were told so people could learn lessons about humanity, even from bad deeds or omens.”