Fathers and Sons: Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi by Abolqasem Ferdowsi,Dick Davis PDF

By Abolqasem Ferdowsi,Dick Davis

quantity II of our sequence containing the most important tales from the Shahnameh opens and closes with stories of tragic clash among a king and his son: Prince Seyavash and Prince Esfandiyar are either pushed from the court docket by way of their silly fathers to confront future and loss of life in far away lands. Interwoven with Seyavash’s tale is the story of his stepmother Sudabeh’s lust for her younger stepson, and of his break out from her tips through the recognized trial through fireplace; Esfandiyar’s tale contains the final wrestle of the nice Rostam, a struggle to the dying which results in Rostam’s personal death by the hands of his evil brother Shaghad. among those tales the reader travels via a wondrous panorama of romance (Bizhan and Manizheh), demons (the Akvan Div), heroic depression (the story of Forud) and mystical renunciation of the realm (Kay Khosrow’s mysterious final journey).

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