Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin
Author: Ron Jackson Suresha
Publsiher: Lethe Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1590214641
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin Book Excerpt:

This much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning collection detailing the exploits of the beloved 800-year-old Turkish "wise fool," Mullah Nasruddin, presents well over 250 hilarious and authentic folktales, dozens appearing in English for the first time. Author Suresha has done extensive research to unearth many of these centuries-old racy tales of the "naughty Nasruddin"-stories previously suppressed for moralistic reasons-which explore taboo themes as the Mullah interacts with his family, community, and strangers during his many journeys. Readers will be amused as well as amazed by this unadulterated account of the truly Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin.

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin
Author: Ron Suresha
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-24
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin Book Excerpt:

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin: Naughty, unexpurgated tales of the beloved wise fool from the Middle & Far East. ~ "Ridiculously funny." --Storytelling Society Self. ~ Lambda Literary Awards Finalist. ~ Rainbow Book Awards Honorable Mention. ~ This acclaimed folklore collection details the exploits of the beloved 800-year-old Turkish "wise fool," Mullah Nasruddin (Nasreddin Hoca), presenting 255+ authentic, hilarious, outrageous folk tales, dozens appearing in English for the first time. ~ Author Suresha has done extensive research to locate, translate, and retell these centuries-old "naughty Nasruddin" stories from around the globe. Some are relatively simple, straightforward "traditional" anecdotes and jokes that depict the Mullah as daily he interacts with his family, neighbors, donkey, community, and strangers during his myriad journeys in the ancient hills and rural villages of the Levant. ~ Many bawdy, ribald tales, previously suppressed for moralistic reasons, explore taboo themes *inappropriate for children.* Mature readers will be amused and amazed by this unadulterated account of the truly Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin. ~ Adult readers only.

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin
Author: Ron Suresha
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN: 9781981162772
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin Book Excerpt:

An Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award Winner A Storytelling World Honor Book Once, when young Nasruddin was acting up in class by distracting his friends with endless antics, jests, and stories, his irate teacher uttered a curse: "Whatever you do or say, people will only laugh at you." Now, eight centuries later, children, adults, and wise fools everywhere are still laughing at Nasruddin (Nasreddin Hoca), one of the world's most beloved folk characters. This entertaining and insightful retelling of more than a year's worth of daily Mullah stories brings the famed Persian legend into the Twenty-First Century. Storytellers, folklorists, Sufis, comedians, wisdom seekers, and everyone who loves to laugh will be enriched and enlightened by the timeless wit, inscrutable wisdom, and uncommon sense of humor of Mullah Nasruddin. "Suresha identiļ¬es the real strength of Nasruddin's stories in context to world literature and story performance, that is, its power to build bridges between cultures. ... The point of these stories is to speak to the audience in the language and metaphors that are familiar." - Storytelling, Self, Society "A contemporary reworking of the tales (the stories fit for a general audience, at least) ... to Suresha's credit he has maintained the direct, unadorned style that is a hallmark of folk tales. ... a delightful break from the everyday world for an hour or two." - Green Man Review "A fine pick and very highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review "These hilarious, and at times, ribald folk tales of the Turkish wise fool take the reader to another time and place, and share the spiritual lessons of Nasruddin. ... The teaching stories included in this volume help to build bridges between cultures by exemplifying Arabic wisdom and universal human humor." - from the Preface by Ann Shapiro, Executive Director, Connecticut Storytelling Center

1001 Arabian Nightmares

1001 Arabian Nightmares
Author: Narendra Simone
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 9781481202626
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1001 Arabian Nightmares Book Excerpt:

Listen! Would you be interested in reading a few pages from a diary of a terrorist? Seriously! That is if you, like many others, believe that anyone who is from the Middle East is a potential terrorist. On the contrary I found that the Middle East is a wonderful place where laughter is in abundance. You just got to explode, I mean explore by traveling through various countries of the Middle East. Not only an exhilarating life experience, you will also discover mystery, adventure and plenty of humour. No time, no problem! I have done it for you. The last few years have been difficult for the Arab nations. The world seemed to have latched on to its stereotypical image without understanding Arab's fascinating culture. Arabia is truly a fun place. It's a secret that needs to be let out: Arabs have a deep-rooted sense of humour and it exists in their daily life. Let me explain. I know there are millions of people who can't possibly believe what I'm telling them: that Arabs both have and appreciate a sense of humour. I know that the press has convinced you otherwise. And they will. That is their job and it helps them to sell newspapers. The only way to bring in a balanced perspective is to look closely at their humour. A good and clean sense of humour to enjoy and not rude or offensive to be upsetting! Come on, don't be so serious, and smile. Did you know that humour in the Arab society is not recent or out of necessity? It has been in existence for centuries as an integral part of their culture. Way back in the Middle Ages, Mullah Nasruddin was one of the great humorists of Arab history. He has thousands of tales, my favourite is: When a ruler said to Nasruddin, "Mullah, all the great rulers of the past had honorific titles with the name of God in them. There was, for instance, 'God-Gifted', and 'God-Accepted', and so on. How about some such name for me?" Nasruddin thought only for a moment and said, "God Forbid." See what I mean: subtle. I believe that the funniest humour is the one that you experience for yourself. So I packed my bags and travelled all through Arabia. I liked it so much that I stayed there for several years. Why? Because I wanted more to get past: A priest, a rabbi and a mullah walk into a bar. The barman says - "What is this, a joke?" I needed something fresh, original and personal. Did I get it? Well, I'd let you be the judge of that. Come along on an adventurous journey with me to the fascinating world of Arabia and experience a unique brand of humour that you would not find on the Internet. Not that I don't trust the God Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (Google). Through these short, humorous stories I invite you on a journey of humour, mystery and adventure to the amazing Middle East.