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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings Kindle Edition
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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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Amazon.com: 68 reviews
on 22 March 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Excellent book. A great tradution and with a lot of information about the original Shahnameh. Besides is the only translation I know, I believe it' worths.
on 13 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
I am still reading this but love it so far!
5 people found this helpful.
Newest translation, great story
on 4 January 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
This is the newest translation of the famous Persian Book of Kings. Davis brings some great insight in from the original as much can be lost in translation. Love it, be aware it's very long, but a great addition to any family library or Persian buff.
on 9 September 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Love reading this with my kids.
One person found this helpful.
SHAHNAMEH THE PERSIAN BOOK OF KINGS
on 19 September 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
Beautiful powerful epic of the Persian history. Don't have enough time in the day to read it.cover to cover. Thank you a great book.
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