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The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: First and Fifth Editions by Edward FitzGerald

The famous translation.  It can be interesting to compare the editions' differences.

Short poems tending to love of wine, cynicism, <I>carpe diem</I> and fatalism.  Can be very beautiful.
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