French Fridays and finally finishing Les 1000 Nuits !!

Well, Tome 1, anyway… — I’ve finished listening to and reading two very similar but different versions of the first couple hundred nights or so of the Thousand and One (aka Arabian) Nights: both compiled from the first set of translations, by French Arabic translator and Story-o-Phile A. Galland (who added the famous but imhoContinue reading “French Fridays and finally finishing Les 1000 Nuits !!”

French Friday and the 1001 Nuits, on Hoshanah Rabbah, 5781

It is the last non-fullHoliday day (last Chol HaMoed day, but also a half-holiday) of Sukkot, as we leave off celebrating the new year of 5781. And I’m celebrating with chocolate, as I listen to the 1001 Nights/Nuits, in French. Here is where I am in my study of French this week: I love theContinue reading “French Friday and the 1001 Nuits, on Hoshanah Rabbah, 5781”

French Friday: Learning languages in a Booth! (Chag Sameach l’Sukkot! Happy Sukkot!!)

I love the stories that were original from the 1001 Nights, and it’s funny how out of theme and out of place the stories added by Antoine Galland sound: they clearly match European hero tropes far more than the ‘story as payment’ tropes in the original frame. I’m scheduling this post ahead of time, sinceContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages in a Booth! (Chag Sameach l’Sukkot! Happy Sukkot!!)”

French Friday: Learning languages to see more…

I’m scheduling this post ahead of time, since this coming Shabbat is Shabbat Shuvah, right before Yom Kippur…). I am still fascinated by the stories being spun by our heroine: her grace under pressure is amazing! The more I read this set of stories within stories, the more I want to read them! I’m alsoContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages to see more…”

French Friday: Learning languages to see beyond yourself…

I’m scheduling this post ahead of time, since this coming Shabbat is Rosh HaShannah…). I have always been fascinated by the stories of the Near East, the Middle East, the Fertile Crescent, and especially around the Mediterranean. I love the stories of the 1001 Nights, and listening (though the versions I’m finding seem to beContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages to see beyond yourself…”

French Friday: Learning languages to see beyond yourself, and Action Items…

I’m scheduling another related post ahead of time, since next coming Shabbat is Rosh HaShannah…). I just wanted to get my French Fridays started. (Interested fellow book worms can click on my 1001 N. link below for current updates on my reading status, as I read one of the printed Public Domain versions of AntoineContinue reading “French Friday: Learning languages to see beyond yourself, and Action Items…”

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