In this section that starts today, we would like to say good night with a nice present, which helps to sleep with a smile. The author Giada Trebeschi tells about Scheherazade, the tale-teller… what a better partner to have a good night than this exotic woman. Then enjoy the reading:
*Scheherazade: the tale-teller*
Scheherazade the lover, the woman, the tale-teller.
Scheherazade devotes herself to the king even being aware of him having his lover beheaded the next morning, but then, with a stratagem that just a woman could think of, not only saves her life but even succeeds making the king fall in love with her. Forever.
Scheherazade is beautiful and sensual, she knows how to intrigue a man´s mind and she uses both her body and wit to tame the love labour´s suffering king. In a way she may be compared to some of the well-known Venetian courtesans of the XVIth century that could deal with the most important men of their period being practically the sole women accepted to speak freely about politics, war, religion and love.
Scheherazade does all of it and even more, because with her stories, she pushes the limits and allows herself to go beyond any border including those of reality in order to amend Cruelty and Hate through the power of Words.
Scheherazade is at the same time a beautiful, witty and cultivated woman as well as an extraordinary tale-teller. A woman that enchants with fare more than physical pleasure, a story-teller that intoxicates with the perfume of fantasy and literature. Fantasy that leads to the ways of a magic world where everything is possible and literature that brings to the paths of an allowed /voyeurism/ that shows the life of the others letting free the imagination of the listener that is intrigued and charmed the same time.
For one thousand and one nights she guides the voyage of all those willing to listen into a world made of such fantastic and, at the same time, so human characters that it is sometimes difficult to recognize the border in between fantasy and reality; she accompanies the listener into a world made of such extraordinary stories that, beside great entertainment, they become source of teachings.
It is for this that the fame, the long life and in particular the power of /One thousand and one nights/ can be considered completely belonging to Scheherazade, the lover of the king that brings him physical pleasure, the cultivated woman that takes delight from telling; Scheherazade, the storyteller that every writer wishes to be.
More about Giada Trebeschi: http://www.trebeschi.name/