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The epic is greater than life - and the translator combines rare expertise with beautiful poetic language, and thus conveys some of the heroic spirit of the original. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Dan Orbach
Written as a condensed explanatory narrative with no references to the original poem, ignoring the intricacy of word choices, cadence, and verse structure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Xarene
One of the most significant historical works to come out of the Middle East. Ferdowsi is a classic writer and poet of Persia. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerry L. Ogles
I am giving it 2 stars because of the condition of the book. the papers of the book were torn/ripped from the edges which made the book looks really bad especially since it was a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mohamed
Davis's translation is clear, dramatic, and well condensed, with a smattering of brief summaries for the less important segments. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Griffith
This translation is in a very dry prose and is bereft of verse. I really have trouble reading this without falling asleep or finding something else to do. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Morris
This enormous book is essential, as we are going to show and I will regret straight away, not to mention it again later, that this version of the book has been shortened. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
Now if you usually read summaries of ancient epics and myths, this book should suit your fancy. But if you are like me, and read the full poetry translations of Beowulf and the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Xenops