Occident as "gazelles." 32
Schami rigorously pursues his goal to portray accurately the atmosphere of Middle Eastern life, in particular its everyday culture, from the point of view of those most affected, the Orientals themselves, and to bring this world closer to his German readers. He accomplishes this by reverting to narrative structures of the Oriental literary heritage.
On the basis of our analysis we can conclude that the novel's narrative techniques effectively serve to convey cultural information. The author's opinions about his country and native culture are substantiated continually by reverting to topics which had been touched upon and developed in various stories, both in the frame tale and in the embedded narratives, as well as by the apparently casual comments of the narrators and the audience. Schami supplements and confirms his opinions with a wealth of literary techniques, and with a multitude of narrative. Even though each narrator or focalizer, in turn, is seen in a different context, in the end all of them stand for plurality and diversity, as the essence of the culture portrayed in the novel. In this respect, Schami's novel Erzähler der Nacht is a convincing testimony that narrative strategies can be successfully employed as a vehicle of culture.