Prophecies : A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text
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Yayıncı Penguin Classics ( 06 / 2014 ) ISBN 9780143107231 | 13,72x21,08x2,54 cm. | İngilizce | 400 Sayfa | Türler Doğaüstü-Gizem
The first major literary presentation of Nostradamus's "Prophecies," newly translated and edited by prizewinning scholarsThe mysterious quatrains of the sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus have long proved captivating for their predictions. Nostradamus has been credited with anticipating the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, as the world grapples with financial meltdowns, global terrorism, and environmental disasters as well as the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on December 21, 2012 his prophecies of doom have assumed heightened relevance.How has "The Prophecies" outlasted most books from the Renaissance? This edition considers its legacy in terms of the poetics of the quatrains, published here in a brilliant new translation and with introductory material and notes mapping the cultural, political, and historical forces that resonate throughout Nostradamus's epic, giving it its visionary power. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."