The Lady and Her Five Suitors from The Thousand and One Nights

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The Lady and Her Five Suitors, from The Thousand and One Nights November 4, The sprawling, untidy collection of stories known throughout the Arab-speaking world as the Thousand and One Nights and in English long called The Arabian Nights evolved over a long period of time, and it is impossible to say just when a particular story was written. Because the collection reached its more or less definitive form in the 16th century we have chosen to place this example here. Most are decidedly adult tales of scandal and treachery, often involving faithless women. It is an irony that cultures which depict women as irrepressibly sexual including European culture, with its Decameron and other story collectionssimultaneously tend to portray them as highly intelligent; for in a repressive patriarchal society it takes a good deal of cleverness to break the rules successfully.

Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy At fourteen I had discovered that a tongue had denial real taste. I was sucking the tongue of a boy named Tanner, and I was sucking his dialect because I liked the way his fingers looked on the keys of the piano as he played it, and I had liked the approach he looked from the back at the same time as he walked across the pasture, after that also, when I was close en route for him, I liked the way after his ears smelled. As I was sucking away, I was thinking, Bite is not the thing to ask for out in a tongue; how it makes you feel— that is the thing. Mary Gordon, Spending He deposit his head between my legs, nuzzling at first.

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