Review of Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin
reviewed in Out In Print

XNS frcoverLamfinalsealExtraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, which was named a Finalist in this year’s Lambda Literary Awards, has reviewed its first full review by Keith John Glaeske in Out In Print, on June 8, 2015.

Here are two brief excerpts from the first and last paragraphs of the review, with our thanks to the author and publisher for their permission to reprint the material.

In 2011, Ron Suresha published The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin . . . Now he has collected 257 additional tales, many translated into English for the first time, for a companion volume entitled Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin.  Suresha’s second collection of Mullah Nasruddin lore, however, is more than a mere continuation of the tales found in the first volume, as explained by the subtitle:  Naughty, unexpurgated tales of the beloved wise fool from the Middle and Far East.  Here, then, are the tales that have been expunged from collections of modern translations of Mullah Nasruddin, due to the scatological, ethnic, racial, and/or sexist humor contained therein.  . . .

And this from the closing:

Naturally, this collection will appeal to any reader who appreciates a good fart joke or merkin story, but it will also prove valuable to students of folklore and/or Islamic culture; storytellers; and seekers of wisdom.  To this end, Suresha includes a bibliographical list of his sources, and a glossary of terms that might be unknown to the general reader, for those who might be inspired to follow the Mullah Nasruddin, perched sitting backwards upon his beloved donkey.

We thank Mr Glaeske for his kind review, and Out In Print for running the piece, which you can read in its entirety here.

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Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin
by Ron J. Suresha

Lethe Press

ISBN 1-59021-464-1

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Extraordinary Adventures Named Lammy Finalist

Lambda Literary Awards give nod to Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

March 4, 2015 — The prestigious Lambda Literary Awards has honored Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, authored by Ron J. Suresha and published last year by Lethe Press, a Finalist for Best Bisexual Fiction.

LammyfinalistIn a Facebook post, author Ron J. Suresha wrote:

Praise Mullah! I’m quite thrilled to announce that my book of bawdy Turkish folklore, Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin was named a Finalist in the Bisexual Fiction category of this year’s Lambda Literary Foundation Awards. (The book was submitted in Bi Nonfiction but was switched over …)
I’d especially like to thank Steve Berman for his support of this long-running project for a book I doubt anyone else would have taken a chance on publishing.
As well, the Bear Bones Books novel Salvation, by Jeff Mann and the BBB anthology The Bears of Winter, edited by Jerry L. Wheeler, were named Finalists in the Gay Romance and Gay Erotica categories. I’m so very proud to have had a hand in the publication of these two excellent books.
Mazel tov also to my friends, colleagues, and associates who were also honored. See you in May!

Additionally, the author wishes to thank his husband, Rocco, for his unending support of this peculiar work.

When asked for a comment, Mullah Nasruddin said, “I owe this honor to my beloved little gray donkey, Karakacan, without which I would have just been considered another old wise fool.”

The book is the sequel to The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin, by the same author and publisher, which was given two national storytelling awards.

The awards will be announced June 1st in a gala ceremony in New York City.

XNS frcoverfinalmedRead the complete LLF announcement here.

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Forthcoming December 2014 from Lethe Press:

The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning book,

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin:

 

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Naughty, unexpurgated stories of the beloved folk hero from the Middle and Far East

by Ron J. Suresha

 

Nasruddin and his hairy ass
Nasruddin and his hairy ass — not final cover art

 

The following excerpts from the sequel have been previously published on this website with the “Naughty Nasreddin” category and tag. Click any story title to see the story.

If you’re old enough to understand the word “unexpurgated,” you’re old enough to read this book.

 

 

 

Release of revised edition, Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

by rjs
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Published on: October 22, 2013

Lethe Press is pleased to announce, in October 2013, the revised edition of:

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

Front cover of The Immortal Mullah Nasruddin
Front cover of The Immortal Mullah Nasruddin

 

Features of the new edition:

  • Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award
  • Storytelling World Honor
  • New part titles
  • 7 stories replaced
  • Bibliography expanded and updated
  • New cover and text typefaces
  • Brief quotes of new reviews
  • Revised Foreword, Introduction, Glossary, and Acknowledgments.

Order the softcover or eBook now from Amazon.com.

Also available as an audiobook from Audible.com.

5 free downloads of the new Mullah Nasruddin audiobook!

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Published on: September 26, 2013

5 free downloads of the new Mullah Nasruddin audiobook!

To celebrate the release of “The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, Jests, and Donkey Tales of the Beloved Persian Folk Hero” as a downloadable Audible.com audiobook, we’re giving away five copies.

Immortal Mullah Nasruddin on Audible.com audiobook
Immortal Mullah Nasruddin on Audible.com audiobook

Simply visit Audible.com and search for the title. Below are free download codes–first come, first taken.

Your five free download codes for “The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah
Nasruddin: Stories, Jests, and Donkey Tales of the Beloved Persian Folk Hero” by
Ron J Suresha:

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Just follow this link to get your free copy of the audiobook for Mullah Naruddin:

www.audible.com/pd/Classics/The-Uncommon-Sense-of-the-Immortal-Mullah-Nasruddin-Audiobook/B00EAOC438/

Please remember to review the audiobook when you’re done enjoying it! Thanks!

Immortal Mullah Nasruddin — Now on audiobook

by rjs
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Published on: August 20, 2013
Immortal Mullah Nasruddin — Now on audiobook from Audible.com!
Immortal Mullah Nasruddin on Audible.com audiobook
Immortal Mullah Nasruddin on Audible.com audiobook

Listen to a sample and order the audiobook now.

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, Jests, and Donkey Tales of the Beloved Persian Folk Hero

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, Jests, and Donkey Tales of the Beloved Persian Folk Hero, the award-winning 2011 book from Lethe Press, is now available as an audiobook from Audible.

Narrated by professional voice talent Ted Brooks, this new unabridged recording of hundreds of Mullah stories and jokes will have you smiling in the wink of a donkey’s eye and keep you laughing for hours!

Order the audiobook from Audible.com now.
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