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By Award Winning TranslatorsAbolasem award winning was born in Khorasan in a village near Tus in His great epic Shahnameh was originally composed or the Samanid princes of Khorasan Ferdowsi died around in poverty Dick Davis translator is professor emeritus of Persian at Ohio State University and a ellow of the Royal Society of Literature His translations rom Persian include Faces of Love Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz and Vis and Ramin Azar Nafisi orward is the New York Timesbestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran Things Ive Been Silent Aboutand
THE REPUBLIC OF IMAGINATION SHE LIVESRepublic of Imagination She lives Washington .
Ious narrative tells the story of pre Islamic Persia rom the mythical
creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through theof the world and
the dawn of Persian civilization through the century Arab conuest The stories of the Shahnameh aredawn of Persian civilization through the century Arab conuest The stories of the Shahnameh are embedded in Persian culture and beyond as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez Forthan sixty ive years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English Speaking World Withthan speaking world Withthan Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes The definitive translation by
DICK DAVIS OF THE GREAT NATIONALDavis of the great national of
Irannow Newly Revised Andnewly revised and to be the most complete English language edition Dick Davisour pre eminent translator rom the Persian The Washington Post has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsis masterpiece addingthan pages of newly translated text Daviss elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers Originally composed or the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century the Shahnameh is among the greatest WORKS OF WORLD LITERATURE THIS PRODIG. of world literature This prodig.