Dick Davis

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Dick Davis at the bookstore & Amazon order information Vis and Ramin - (Penguin Classics, April 2009)
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A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in London, Dick Davis is currently Professor of Persian and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. A noted poet in his own right, he is widely considered the greatest translator of Persian poetry, having translated such classics as Attar's The Conference of the Birds with Afkham Darbandi (1984), The Legend of Seyavash from the Shahnameh (1992), The Abridged Translation of the Shahnameh in three volumes (1997, 2000, 2004), and Gorgani's Vis and Ramin (2008).