The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam: From the Persian National Epic, the Shahname of Abdol-Qasem Ferdowsi

Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1996-09-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Washington Pr
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The great Persian classic known as the Shahname, or Book of Kings, completed in the eleventh century A.D. by the poet Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi, describes the pre-Islamic history of Persia from mythological times down to the invasion of the armies of Islam in the mid-seventh century A.D. From this long saga, Jerome W. Clinton has translated into English blank verse the most famous episode, the tragic story of Sohrab and Rostam. In this new edition, Clinton has revised and corrected his translation to make it more fluent and idiomatic, capturing more closely the narrative power of the original poem. The Persian text appears on facing pages.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi(2)
Introduction xiii(13)
Note to the Revised Edition xxvi
Ghamname-ye Sohrab va Rostam
The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam
Notes 180(5)
Glossary 185(4)
Selected Bibliography 189

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