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Shahnameh : The Persian Book of Kings
by Abolqasem Ferdowsi and Dick Davis and Azar Nafisi


Overview - The great national epic of Persia the most complete English-language edition and definitive translation by Dick Davis, available in a deluxe edition by Penguin Classics.
Wherever Persian influence has spread, the stories of the"Shahnameh"become deeply embedded in the culture, as amply attested by their appearance in such works as"The Kite Runner"and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez.
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More About Shahnameh by Abolqasem Ferdowsi; Dick Davis; Azar Nafisi
 
 
 
Overview
The great national epic of Persia the most complete English-language edition and definitive translation by Dick Davis, available in a deluxe edition by Penguin Classics.
Wherever Persian influence has spread, the stories of the"Shahnameh"become deeply embedded in the culture, as amply attested by their appearance in such works as"The Kite Runner"and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. Among the greatest works of world literature, this prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi in the late tenth century, tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. The sweep and psychological depth of the"Shahnameh"is nothing less than magnificent as it recounts classic tales like the tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab.
Now Dick Davis, our pre-eminent translator from the Persian ("Washington Post"), presents a comprehensive translation of Ferdowsi s masterpiece in an elegant combination of prose and verse, allowing the poetry of the"Shanameh"to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly-marked explanations to ease along modern readers.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143104933
  • ISBN-10: 0143104934
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Publish Date: February 2007
  • Page Count: 886


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