The great national epic of Persia—
the most complete English-language edition
Penguin publishes only the ‘jewels’ in its Classics Deluxe collection … Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings (2007) newly translated by Dick Davis with a forward by Lolita/Tehran author Azar Nafisi … (couldnt they have chosen a more scholarly Persian Lit guy to represent Ferdowsi?? such as Dr. Abbas Milani)
Washington Post Book World has named it one of the Ten Best Books of the Year ……… again, I re-raise the objection: how about one of the best in ten centuries???