... A Critical Review of the Research Paper: A Motif Index of Alf Laylah Wa Laylah: Its Relevance to the Study of Culture, Society, the Individual, and Character Transmutation
Hasan El-Shamy, Indiana University
In examining this research paper, there can be no doubt that the knowledge, scholarship, motives and integrity of the writer are of the highest quality. However, the contents, presentation and overall coherence of the work may present difficulties for many readers. The convoluted sentences, numerous footnotes, digressions and repetitions within the text do not make for ease of understanding. He states in the Introductory Statement what the essay is based on, these being three tried and tested ...