Monday, June 10, 2019

New Book by Dr. Ulrich Marzolph

I'm excited to announce a new book by the "Godfather" of 1001 Nights research, Professor Dr. Ulrich Marzolph (

Dr. Marzolph's career has been instrumental in Nights research. He is the editor of the indispensible The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia, The Arabian Nights Reader, and The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective. He is also the author of several books and scores of articles on the Nights.

His latest book is Ex Oriente Fabula:  Exploring the Narrative Culture of the Islamic Near and Middle East Part 3.

I've attached the table of contents below. Most all of the articles are Nights related.

You can order the book through the publisher, Verlag für Orientkunde, by emailing them –

Here are the Table of Contents:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Barnum & Bailey's Circus

Poster for Barnum & Bailey's Persia or the Pageants of The Thousand and One Nights (1916)

And also the following info about the show is from the book, From Barnum & Bailey to Feld by Ernest Albrecht (2014):

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Aladdin Scentsy Bars - May 20

So, like, yeah. On May 20th you can buy Disney Aladdin based/themed Scentsy bars. It wasn't clear to me exactly what a scentsy bar was so I did some "research" and found out that they seem to be these wax scented thingys that you warm up in your house to make your house smell a certain way. Those plug-in scent blaster things that always give me allergic headaches. I think that's what they are.

But now you can have your house smell like Aladdin! And the Arabian Nights!


Not until May 20th though. And Disney's live action Aladdin hits the big screen on May 24.