Friday, November 09, 2007

Omar Khayyam

Just bought a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam for three quid from the Oxfam bookshop in Chorlton - beautifully illustrated, and somehow come into my hand after being printed in Iran forty years ago. The poems are in Farsi, with the very free interpretations of Fitzgerald, and more literal translations into French and German. The German's not a lot of help to me, but the French helps me to decipher the lettering of the Farsi.

It's a really beautiful book, and is helping me through a difficult patch right now.

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