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Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics) by [Ferdowsi, Abolqasem]
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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)

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"The stories of theaShahnamehaare deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works asaThe Kite Runneraand the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. "

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 30956 KB
  • Print Length: 1036 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Expanded edition (8 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0191WS04U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #565,853 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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