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 "
Abolqasem Ferdowsi (940 - 1020) is the preeminent poet in the Persian language and one the greatest poets of his time in any language.
Dick Davis is the premier translator of Persian poetry at work today.
Azar Nafisi is the author of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Teheran.
Bought as a gift for a friend. He prefers more poems than description.Published 6 months ago by iMal
Very enjoyable. Imaginative and creative: philosophy, religion, history great readPublished 8 months ago by Catherine Gray
some of the pages havent even been cut from the printers, had to do it myself with a bladePublished 13 months ago by vaneesha ritchie
Actually I bought it for present but ... I should say the book has the ugliest papers and they are not even. Read morePublished 18 months ago by armin
I was extremely pleased by the paper quality , lay out and appearance of this edition of a Penguin classic. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robinread
An easy to read, well presented book which has deckled edges to give it the right feel. Sparsely illustrated in black and white but illustrations are clear.Published on 6 Aug. 2013 by DT
This book features a rough-cut presentation to the pages. This is a style that is becoming increasingly popular with publishers. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2009 by flyinghyphen
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