I very much enjoyed this translation of one of the greatest love stories of the world. Also in this part of the world one of the more unknown love stories. For some reason Persian literature does not get equal treatment in the school curriculum.
When I started reading this book I braced myself for an archaic treatment, dull and difficult to read. Much to my surprise the translation is very readable and has a good pace while maintaining —as far as I can tell— a high fidelity.
A high pace is quite necessary to carry you along with the ravings and rantings of a wandering madman. His madness notwithstanding Majnun's plight is heartbreaking....Continua