Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jan 20 20:51:27 UTC 2014

At 1/20/2014 03:23 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>Scheherazade takes the cake. (Just need to track down the vital statistics
>for the anonymous Eyeranian.)

How could I have forgotten?  So the technique is old -- but the dates
of written sources is another question.  One would have to find books
with chapters (or volumes) that end in the middle of tales.  And I
don't read Persian.  (Burton is post-1739.)


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