The Song of Igor’s Campaign: An Epic of the Twelfth Century.

"A Magnificent Literary Masterpiece": First edition of Nabokov's English translation of The Song of Igor's Campaign

The Song of Igor’s Campaign: An Epic of the Twelfth Century.

NABOKOV, Vladimir.

$175.00

Item Number: 89075

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1961.

First America edition of Nabokov’s English translation of the epic 12th century Slavic poem. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A nice example.

According to the annals of Kievan Russia, four territorial princes set out on April 23rd, 1185, to fight the Kumans who had been assailing the south eastern steppes of Russia. Six centuries later, a manuscript text of The Song of Igor's Campaign turned up quite unexpectedly in a batch of antiquities. Nabokov's masterful translation of the epic poem gives a literal rendering of the text, illuminating the history of the work and its structure.

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