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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.
About the Author:
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. Hardcover. État : Good. 0670034851 Ex-library, with expected library markings. Dustcover protected by clear plastic. Light smudging on upper edge & lower corner. Binding is cracked near the front & several pages after the flyleaf are loose, but none are missing. Remainder of pages are clean with no creasing. Rest of binding is tight. Book was donated to Friends of the Omaha Public Library. N° de réf. du libraire SKU1033690
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, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020670034851
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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 : Like New. N° de réf. du libraire P010670034851
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97806700348574.0
Description du livre Viking Adult, 2006. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Nearly new. Jacket slightly scuffed. Book. N° de réf. du libraire VVS-NBM-2NA