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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám
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Mar 22, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: poetry, pre-rennaissance
Read in March, 2009

I think that I just generally have difficulty enjoying 19th-century translations. I can tell that there is some beautiful stuff going on in here, but for me it is overshadowed by the flowery language of an English gentleman. The meter and rhyme feels too forced and artificial.

However, I would like to try another translation to get a better feel for the content.
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