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Synopsis : Among the great works of world literature, perhaps one of the least familiar to English readers is the Shahnameh: ThePersian Book of Kings, the national epic of Persia. This prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi between the years 980 and 1010, 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.
As a window on the world, Shahnameh belongs in the company of such literary masterpieces as Dante’s Divine Comedy, the plays of Shakespeare, the epics of Homer— classics whose reach and range bring whole cultures into view. In its pages are unforgettable moments of national triumph and failure, human courage and cruelty, blissful love and bitter grief.
In tracing the roots of Iran, Shahnameh initially draws on the depths of legend and then carries its story into historical times, when ancient Persia was swept into an expanding Islamic empire. Now Dick Davis, the greatest modern translator of Persian poetry, has revisited that poem, turning the finest stories of Ferdowsi’s original into an elegant combination of prose and verse. For the first time in English, in the most complete form possible, readers can experience Shahnameh in the same way that Iranian storytellers have lovingly conveyed it in Persian for the past thousand years.
A propos de l'auteur:
Abolqasem Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus in 940. His great epic, Shahnameh, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan. Ferdowsi died around 1020 in poverty.
Dick Davis is currently professor of Persian at Ohio State University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His translations from Persian include The Lion and the Throne, Fathers and Sons, Sunset of Empire: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, Vols. I, II, III.
Azar Nafisi is the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, an international bestseller.
Titre : Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings
Éditeur : Viking Adult
Date d'édition : 2006
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Edition : First Edition, Third Printing.
Description du livre Viking Adult 2006-03-02, 2006. Hardcover. État : good. y First edition. 0670034851. N° de réf. du libraire 709717
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : Good. 0670034851 Ex-library, with expected library markings, otherwise, like new. Dustcover protected by clear plastic. Book was donated to Friends of the Omaha Public Library. N° de réf. du libraire SKU1032473
Description du livre Viking, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾", up to 9¾" tall. Second printing. Light rubbing to dust jacket. Spine ends and corners of boards just slightly bumped. Otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is tight, interior is clean and unmarked throughout. Overall we are grading the book Very Good in a like jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 1450
Description du livre Viking, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾", up to 9¾" tall. Second printing. Light rubbing to dust jacket. Spine ends and corners of boards just slightly bumped. Otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is tight, interior is clean and unmarked throughout. Overall we are grading the book Very Good in a like jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 001450
Description du livre New York : Penguin Books, 2006. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. xxxvii, 886 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. In English, translated from Persian. N° de réf. du libraire 9ri124
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020670034851
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2006. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0670034851
Description du livre Viking, 2006. Hardcover (Half Cloth). État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. Revised Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 886 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Iran; Early (0-1000 AD); ISBN: 0670034851. ISBN/EAN: 9780670034857. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 29125. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. N° de réf. du libraire 29125
Description du livre Viking Press, New York, 2006. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near fine dust jacket in mylar protector. Boards and text near fine; very light shelf wear; a few very light soil spot on edges of text block. N° de réf. du libraire 031289
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97806700348574.0