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Reynard the Fox
1275
A clever satire of feudal society. The tale uses animals to represent the members of various classes.
Lazarillo de Tormes
1554
The first picaresque novel, and one of the gems of Spanish literature. A brief, simply told tale of a rogue’s adventures and misadventures - full of laconic cynicism and spiced with puns and wordplay.
Arabian Nights: Book of The Thousand Nights and One Night
14e eeuw
Originating from India, Persia and Arabia, these tales represent the lively expression of a lay and secular imagination in revolt against religious austerity and zeal in Oriental literature. They depict a fabulous and fanciful world of jinns and sorcerers, but their bawdiness, realism and variety of subject matter also firmly anchor them to everyday life.
WHAT TO READ AFTER THE ARABIAN NIGHTS?

THE INDIAN CONNECTION
Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie, 1981

The Book of Job
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The 'Book of Job' has been called the most difficult book of the Bible. The numerous Exegeses of the 'Book of Job' are classic attempts to reconcile the co-existence of evil and God.
[Dit zijn Vlaamsche vertelsels]
1898

The Greek Alexander Romance
3rd or 2nd century BC
Begun soon after the real Alexander's death and expanded in the centuries that followed, the Greek Alexander myth depicts the life and adventures of one of history's greatest heroes.
Beowulf
10th century
A translation of the 10th-century Anglo-Saxon poem relating Beowulf's triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. Heaney has aimed to produce a work true both to the original, which is one of the classics of European literature, and to his own creativity.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
14th century
Sir Gawain is perhaps the most famous of all the legendary knights of King Arthur's Round Table. In this 14th-century poem, his honor and bravery are put to the test when challenged by the mighty Green Knight.
The Saga of the People of Laxardal (in 'The Sagas of Icelanders')
ca. 1000-1500
'The glory of the Sagas is indisputable.'
- Milan Kundera
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