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The Bird That Saw the World Destroyed 10,000 Times

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dc.contributor.advisor Shreve, Susan Rutti, Sophia
dc.creator Rutti, Sophia 2020-04-27 2021-01-26T00:31:48Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until April 2030 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract In Ancient Persia, fate and the Persian Shahs rule all. But when Zāl, the White-Haired Warrior, and Rudabeh of Kabol fall in love they defy not only the hand of fate but also the petty dictates of their leaders. Zāl, a cursed and legendary soldier lives and serves with only one purpose: to conquer in the name of Persia and, when he can finally rest, to rest in the place where he was raised—the God’s Nest. That is until he meets Rudabeh, a Princess and a Fire-Goddess entangled in family duty, political intrigue and a prophecy that hovers over her life: she will be the mother of the greatest conqueror of Persia, but in the child’s birth she will die—a trade she’s not sure she’s willing to make. Their love and desire to be married finds them at odds with the greatest Shah in Persia, their families, and in the time of greatest strife, their own natures. When Rudabeh finally sees Zāl as the legendary cursed soldier that he is, she wonders if she has trapped herself in a situation that even she cannot escape. The sins of birth are not easily forgiven. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Shahnameh en_US
dc.subject Zal en_US
dc.subject Ferdowsi en_US
dc.subject Persian myth en_US
dc.subject mythology en_US
dc.subject Rudabeh en_US
dc.title The Bird That Saw the World Destroyed 10,000 Times en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en_US Creative Writing en_US George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2030-04-27

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