The Song of Igor's Campaign by Vladimir NabokovThe Song of Igor's Campaign by Vladimir Nabokov

The Song of Igor's Campaign

Translated byVladimir Nabokov

Paperback | January 16, 2009

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The Song of Igor's Campaign is the most imaginative, celebrated, and studied work of early Russian literature. it describes a chivalric expedition undertaken in the late twelfth 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 eighteenth century and only narrowly distributed, the original manuscript was destroyed in a fire, leading to endless debate about the provenance and authenticity of 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 illumination on all aspects of text.
"I am an American writer, born in Russia and educated in England, where I studied French literature, before spending fifteen years in Germany. I came to America in 1940 and decided to become an American citizen and made America my home." So writes Nabokov---novelist, dramatist, poet, essayist, English teacher (famous for his incredibly...
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Title:The Song of Igor's CampaignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 16, 2009Publisher:Overlook Press

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ISBN - 10:087501061X

ISBN - 13:9780875010618

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