Song of Igor's Campaign / Edition 1

Song of Igor's Campaign / Edition 1

by Vladimir Nabokov
     
 

ISBN-10: 087501061X

ISBN-13: 9780875010618

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: The Overlook Press

The Song of Igor’s Campaign is the most imaginative, celebrated, and studied work of early Russian literature.
A chivalric expedition is undertaken in the late 12th century by a minor prince in the land of Rus’ to defeat, against overwhelming odds, a powerful alliance in a neighboring territory. The anonymous poet who chronicled this adventure packed

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The Song of Igor’s Campaign is the most imaginative, celebrated, and studied work of early Russian literature.
A chivalric expedition is undertaken in the late 12th century by a minor prince in the land of Rus’ to defeat, against overwhelming odds, a powerful alliance in a neighboring territory. The anonymous poet who chronicled this adventure packed unprecedented metaphorical agility, keenness of observation, and fascinating imagery into the lean and powerful tale of the doomed campaign. Discovered in the late 18th century and only narrowly distributed, the original manuscript was destroyed in a fire, leading to endless debate about the provenance and authenticity of the extant versions. It also served as the basis of Borodin’s opera Prince Igor. Translated by Vladimir Nabokov, the verses that constitute The Song of Igor’s Campaign are presented in their original rhyme and meter, and Nabokov’s extensive annotations provide illuminations on all the aspects of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875010618
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,195,903
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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