The Song of Igor's Campaign, An Epic of the Twelfth Century

The Song of Igor's Campaign, An Epic of the Twelfth Century


The music of Igor’s crusade is the main imaginitive, celebrated, and studied paintings of early Russian literature.

A chivalric excursion is undertaken within the overdue twelfth century by way of a minor prince within the land of Rus’ to defeat, opposed to overwhelming odds, a strong alliance in a neighboring territory. The nameless poet who chronicled this experience packed unparalleled metaphorical agility, keenness of commentary, and engaging imagery into the tilt and robust story of the doomed crusade. came across within the past due 18th century and in basic terms narrowly disbursed, the unique manuscript used to be destroyed in a fireplace, resulting in unending debate in regards to the provenance and authenticity of the extant types. It additionally served because the foundation of Borodin’s opera Prince Igor. Translated by way of Vladimir Nabokov, the verses that represent The track of Igor’s crusade are awarded of their unique rhyme and meter, and Nabokov’s huge annotations offer illuminations on all of the points of the textual content.

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