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The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen (Slipcased Set)

Author :  (Tr) Chris Baker (et al.)

Product Details

  • Country Thailand
  • Publisher Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • ISBN9789749511985 (set)
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageThai
  • Year of Publication2010
  • Bib. Info1392p. HardCover - 2 Vol Slipcased Set
  • Product Weight1580 gms.
  • Shipping Charges(USD)

Product Description

The two-volume slipcased set includes the first English translation of the Thai epic poem, written in lively prose, completely annotated, with over 400 original line drawings and an afterword explaining the work's historical background, social context, and poetic style. The companion volume contains alternative chapters and extensions, Prince Damrong's prefaces, and reference lists of Thai terms. The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen is one of the most famous works of old Thai literature. The plot is a love story, set against a background of war, and ending in high tragedy. This folk epic was first developed in oral form for popular performance with lashings of romance, adventure, violence, farce, and magic. It was later adopted by the Siamese court and written down, with two kings contributing. This first-ever translation is based on Prince Damrong's standard edition of 1917-18, with over a hundred passages recovered from earlier versions. The English translation is written in lively prose, completely annotated, with over four hundred original line drawings and an afterword explaining the work's historical background, social context, and poetic style. The main volume presents the entire poem in translation. The companion volume contains alternative chapters and extensions, Prince Damrong's prefaces, and reference lists of Thai terms.

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