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The Song of Igor's Campaign

Vladimir Nabokov

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87501-061-8
Trim Size: 5 x 7
Paper
Ardis
0000-00-00

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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 Brodin's opera Prince Igor.

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