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Horta, Paulo Lemos

Overview
Works: 7 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,432 library holdings
Genres: Fairy tales  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PZ8, 398.22
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paulo Lemos Horta
Marvellous thieves : secret authors of the Arabian Nights by Paulo Lemos Horta( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the 1001 Nights is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Supporting the suspicion that the story collection is more Parisian than Persian, some of its most famous tales, including the stories of Aladdin and Ali Baba, appear nowhere in the original sources. Yet as befits a world where magic lamps may conceal a jinni and fabulous treasures lie just beyond secret doors, the truth of the Nights is richer than standard criticism suggests. Marvellous Thieves recovers the cross-cultural encounters--the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny--that produced the 1001 Nights in European languages. Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from colonial Calcutta to Bohemian London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces readers to the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made crucial but largely unacknowledged contributions to this most famous of story collections. Each version of the Nights betrays the distinctive cultural milieu in which it was produced and the workshop atmosphere of its compilation. Time and again, Horta shows, stories were retold and elaborate commentaries added to remake the Nights in accordance with the personalities and ambitions of the storytellers and writers. Untangling the intricate web of invention and plagiarism that ensnares the Nights, Horta rehabilitates the voices hidden in its long history--voices that mirror the endless potential of Shahrazad's stories to proliferate.--
Cosmopolitanisms( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable collection that re-examines what it means to belong in the world."Where are you from?" The word cosmopolitan was first used as a way of evading exactly this question, when Diogenes the Cynic declared himself a "kosmo-polites," or citizen of the world. Cosmopolitanism displays two impulses--on the one hand, a detachment from one's place of origin, while on the other, an assertion of membership in some larger, more compelling collective. Cosmopolitanisms works from the premise that there is more than one kind of cosmopolitanism, a plurality that insists cosmopolitanism can no longer stand as a single ideal against which all smaller loyalties and forms of belonging are judged. Rather, cosmopolitanism can be defined as one of many possible modes of life, thought, and sensibility that are produced when commitments and loyalties are multiple and overlapping. Featuring essays by major thinkers, including Homi Bhabha, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Bender, Leela Gandhi, Ato Quayson, and David Hollinger, among others, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members. In addition to exploring the philosophy of Kant and the space of the city, this volume focuses on global justice, which asks what cosmopolitanism is good for, and on the global south, which has often been assumed to be an object of cosmopolitan scrutiny, not itself a source or origin of cosmopolitanism. This book gives a new meaning to belonging and its ground-breaking arguments call for deep and necessary discussion and discourse
Aladdin : a new translation( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A poor tailor's lazy son finds a magic lamp and uses it to win the hand of a beautiful princess."--
The Arabian nights : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales told by Scheherazade to amuse the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
Cosmopolitanisms( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring essays by major thinkers, including Homi Bhabha, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Bender, Leela Gandhi, Ato Quayson, and David Hollinger, among others, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members. In addition to exploring the philosophy of Kant and the space of the city, this volume focuses on global justice, which asks what cosmopolitanism is good for, and on the global south, which has often been assumed to be an object of cosmopolitan scrutiny, not itself a source or origin of cosmopolitanism. This book gives a new meaning to belonging and its ground-breaking arguments call for deep and necessary discussion and discourse.An indispensable collection that re-examines what it means to belong in the world.
World literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World literature( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lemos Horta, Paulo

Languages
English (32)