Shahnameh: The Persian Libro of Kings (Penguin Classics) (Descargar)

Ining like moon with musky hair and there are many troops on the battlefield that insects cannot pass between them A bizarre image was warriors having ewels gold coins poured over their heads like confetti as well as processions of elephants and women carrying treasure reminding me of the Arabian Nights And yet I uite enjoyed the variations on the sun appearing as a bright lamp in the sky a gold coin and a black cloak of night being pulled back Although there is a list of names at the end of the book I feel a family tree of the main characters would have helped since most of the conflict is between rival kings of Iran and Turan descended from a common grandfather whose fortunes ebb and flow throughout the saga and it can be hard to keep track of who is the son of who Some of the verses do seemed forced but overall I enjoyed what it was a pseudo history of Persian history told in an abridged form through prose and verse I love the way the translator was able to maintain a poetic feeling and an epic scale throughout a long and complex set of stories and characters Mythic in a wonderful way I expected a cleaner copy The book is

used and old The first in the copy that was sent me is page xxxiii of the Introduction the Forward is entirely missing This should have been in an irregulars bin The content itself is obviously great 55 stars for that It has been rewritten in English very well and reads fluidly The only disappointment I have with this purchase that lead to this one star review is the condition the book is in when it arrives This is my second time buying this book and BOTH times the book arrived beat up especially around the edges This is not how books should arrive especially if bought brand new has than enough boxes to address this problem yet they insist on shipping books in bags. Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez For than sixty five years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1500titles 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 by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators.

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 Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (Penguin Classics)Heard so much about this on Art of Persia curios to learn The translation has such a good flow a pleasure to read This may well be the great PERSIAN EPIC BUT IN THAT CASE epic but in that case help Iran There are occasional moments of relief like Kay Khusrow s self analysis or Ardeshir s Agricultural Engineering just administration but these are only oases in a desert of vaunting vainglory sprinkled with base treachery I ve long felt I ought to read it and now it s done and I m sorry to have so bestowed my time Davis says in his excellent introduction but don t try to read it before reading the text unless you are already an aficionado of Persian history and literature that he is writing for the general readerWell that s me and he has done a crackingob At first his gentle rhythmical apparently simplistic style can seem na ve until as the centuries of years and pages pass you start to get the wisdom of the philosophy of the text which somehow goes with the beguiling rhythms of the speech somewhat like a long fairy tale spoken out loud from a rocking chairI felt I had learned a huge amount of the spirit the culture and the wisdom of ancient PersiaThis ancient poem mostly translated into poetical prose tells the story of Persia from than a Ferdowsi says it took him Thirty years to write Shahnameh Davis does a great Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse job in translation of this massive book of ancient Persian history I strongly suggest this book to anyone who is interested I got this bookust todaySome pages are missing in the introduction and there is no forward by Azar Nafisi I will return it tomorrow this is an expanded edition of Davis s earlier excellent translation of uite a very good thing it is a delight to read and invites total immersion in this historical and literary world as a general reader i was entranced by Ferdowsi s universe and Davis s language this work eluci. The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Irannow newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English language editionA Penguin Classic Dick Davisour pre eminent translator from the Persian The Washington Posthas revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsis masterpiece adding than 100 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 ,
Dates the history of the entire vast region and period in a w The book is large but the writing has the easy movement of a folk story A great insight into Iranian myth and history Having watched a documentary on Persia I decided I had to read this Iranian national epic and this abridged translation seemed to be the best one available At over 900 pages it is a Very Long Saga Of Uarreling Kings And Heroes Filled With long saga of uarreling kings and heroes filled with messages about the fitness of kings to rule and a timely warning that life is fleeting Here the supernatural elements include giant birds magic leaves angels and demons and the hero Rostam s ferocious strength and kings crossing rivers without drowning I really enjoyed the exotic Eastern aspects with rich cities and sands of the desert and kings hunting wild asses rather than stags or boars with falcons and cheetahs rather than hounds and warriors using lariats and maces as well as swords and lances and riding elephants as well as horses I enjoyed the dynamic between the empires of Iran and China and India and the West and finally the Arabs who scorned the riches of the Persian kings An introduction gives the historical context of the saga which perhaps wasn t as detailed as I would have liked since it is pseudo history rather than the ancient history of Darius and Xerxes and I wondered if any of the than the ancient history of Darius and Xerxes and I wondered if any of the were based on real historical characters or borrowed from folklore Alexander the Great is referred to as a Christian perhaps reflecting the religion of the neighbouring Greek speaking Byzantines when the epic was written The stock phrases used throughout these kind of ancient sagas which is one of the complaints by the reviewers are by their nature repetitive Warriors have the Hearts Of Lions Strength of lions strength dragons or sea monsters and are as tall as cypress trees and women have faces sh. Learly marked explanations to ease along modern readers Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre Islamic Persia from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh century Arab conuest The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond as attested by their appearance in such works as The.

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