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Vis and Ramin
Contributor(s): Gorgani, Fakhraddin (Author), Davis, Dick (Translator)

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ISBN: 1933823178     ISBN-13: 9781933823171
Publisher: Mage Publishers
OUR PRICE: $38.25  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2008
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Annotation: Vis & Ramin is one of the worlds great love stories. It was the first major Persian romance, written between 1050 and 1055 in rhyming couplets. This remarkable work has now been superbly translated into heroic couplets (the closest metrical equivalent of the Persian) by the poet and scholar Dick Davis. Vis and Ramin had immense influence on later Persian poetry and is very probably also the source for the tale of Tristan and Isolde, which first appeared in Europe about a century later. The plot, complex yet powerfully dramatic, revolves around royal marital customs. Told in language that is lush, sensual and highly inventive, Vis and Ramin is a masterpiece of psychological perceptiveness and characterization. The origins of Vis and Ramin, are obscure. The story dates from the time of the Parthians and certainly existed in oral and perhaps written form before the eleventh century Persian poet Fakhraddin Gorgani composed the version that has come down to us.
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BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | Middle Eastern
- Poetry | Ancient & Classical
Dewey: 398.220
LCCN: 2007041742
Physical Information: 1.88" H x 5.99" W x 8.05" (1.59 lbs) 517 pages
- Cultural Region - Middle East
- Chronological Period - Medieval (500-1453)
Features: Bibliography, Bookmark, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Booklist 04/15/2008 pg. 20
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