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The Prophecies: A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text (Hardcover Classics)


Editore: Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN 10: 0143106759 / ISBN 13: 9780143106753
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Titolo: The Prophecies: A Dual-Language Edition with...

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Data di pubblicazione: 2012

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In time for the end of the world: the first major literary presentation of Nostradamus's Prophecies, newly translated and edited by prizewinning scholars

The 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.


Nostradamus (1503?1566) was a French doctor, astrologer, and seer believed to have predicted major world events.

Richard Sieburth is an award-winning translator of works by Henri Michaux, Michel Leiris, George Büchner, Walter Benjamin, and Friedrich Hölderlin. His translation for Penguin Classics of Gerard de Nerval?s Selected Writings won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Translation Prize. Sieburth teaches French and comparative literature at New York University.

Stéphane Gerson is an award-winning historian of modern France and the author of Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom. He teaches French history at New York University.

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