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on 24 April 2017
I grew up with these poems but this version is guaranteed to put anyone off. Most of the book is taken up with the background followed by just plainly printed several versions of the translation. The book I had originally was a beautifully illustrated copy of the first edition which I still think is the best. Later on Edward Fitzgerald seems to have got bogged down in the minutiae of Persian language and the subsequent translations add nothing to what the poet was trying to say. Despite the quite attractive cover, the inside was very disappointing and had me wondering why Fitzgerald spent 30 years of his life doing the translations.
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on 26 June 2017
I've loved The Rubaiyat for many years. The copy I bought is for a friend's birthday in the hope she will love it too. Marvellous translation.
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on 13 August 2017
It's cheap, a handy reference, and omits the need to use a better quality and thus expensive book.
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on 13 September 2017
Quotes abound, something you must read and read again throughout your life
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on 2 June 2017
A classic
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on 28 July 2017
I found this interesting and enjoyed reading this translation.
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on 11 May 2017
Perfect and brought many memories.
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on 15 September 2017
Brilliant----next Hafez and others.
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on 9 April 2017
Very good..
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on 18 May 2017
This was a gift for someone but reading it again brought back all the pleasure I obtained from it in my teens.
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