by Ferdowsi, Hamid Rahmanian, Ahmad Sadri and Sheila Canby
Hardcover, 570 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $75 | purchase
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Retells the ancient Iranian epic poem of the tenth century, and includes tales of the Simurgh—a giant bird who brings an orphaned king into her nest—man-eating snakes, and the great hero Rustam.
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