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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings by [Ferdowsi, Abolqasem]
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Length: 930 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English
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Dick Davis [is] our pre-eminent translator from the Persian Thanks to Davis's magnificent translation, Ferdowsi and the"Shahnameh"live again in English. Michael Dirda, Washington Post Accessible A poet himself, Davis brings to his translation a nuanced awareness of Ferdowsi's subtle rhythms and cadences. His "Shahnameh" is rendered in an exquisite blend of poetry and prose, with none of the antiquated flourishes that so often mar translations of epic poetry. Reza Aslan (author of "Zealot"), New York Times Books Review Davis s wonderful translation will show Western readers why Ferdowsi s masterpiece is one of the most revered and most beloved classics in the Persian world. Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" A magnificent accomplishment . . . [Davis s translation] is not only the fullest representation of Ferdowsi s masterpiece in English but the best. "The New York Sun" Reader-friendly essential reading Kirkus Review Marvelous . . . It represents the best of Persian culture. Azar Nafisi, from the foreword "

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11850 KB
  • Print Length: 930 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0143104934
  • Publisher: Viking (2 March 2006)
  • Sold by: Penguin US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001RTC0Y2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #356,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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