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Diana Abu-JaberThis sensitive new translation by Musharraf Ali Farooqi is filled with lyrical resonance, reflecting the fluidity of the spoken word, and delivers the 900-plus pages of the ancient story in all its flamboyant glory…A true marvel of literary and intellectual engineering, The Adventures of Amir Hamza marks the passage of oral narrative into print and synthesizes translation, varying editions and genres into one coherent work. It comes with extensive notes and a very helpful list of characters, among other useful extras. Readers who prefer their heroes to be unequivocally heroic and who are ready to enjoy special effects on the page will love losing themselves in this complex yet ancient world of the imagination.
—The Washington Post