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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 ...more
Hardcover, 517 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Mage Publishers (first published 1048)
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Patricia
Vis and Ramin is not only a love story but a love poem to language. Gorgani rolls out inventive metaphors to mirror multiple, many-nuanced perspectives on love, loyalty, and transience. This can be exhilarating, but also overwhelming. For instance, when Vis reproaches Ramin in a ten-part letter. There are some action scenes to contrast with the poetics of languishing, though. Watch for Vis's athletic, thrilling and very funny leap out of top-security confinement.
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Many spellings of the name exist:
Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani,
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Fakhr-od-Dīn Ās'ād Gorgānī,
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