Tag Archives: books

Omar Khayyam: Largely misinterpreted in the 20th century

Ghazal my Dear, you might have asked why I wrote this recent critical post about an Indian guru (Yogananda), and why I suggested that a modern singer like Maryam Akhondy is a much better interprete of classical Persian poetry by Omar Khayyam. Here is an example of an original Omar Khayyam rubbayat and the silly Yogananda interpretation. Also, at the… (more…)

Omar Khayyam and its 20th century misinterpretation

Ghazal my Dear, you might have asked why I wrote this recent critical post about an Indian guru (Yogananda), and why I suggested that a modern singer like Maryam Akhondy is a much better interprete of classical Persian poetry by Omar Khayyam. Here is an example of an original Omar Khayyam rubbayat and the silly Yogananda interpretation. Also, at the… (more…)

Persian Cat rules its Empire from the Back of a Horse

Dear Michael, While I have been away in the lab,  Shava must have found a link to your blog.  When she red the short profile of persian-cat.de, she first thought that your blog is all about child stories (o.k., I have to tell you that sometimes even your posts appear a bit fairy-tale kids-style to me !!). Anyhow, Shava was… (more…)

Why a great Swedish author can not get the Nobel prize

Dear Michael, Do you remember that you promised me last year that I will become famous for the translation I did of this essay by Lars Gustafsson, about the Berlin Wall ? You told me that Gustafsson will probably receive one of the next Nobel prizes for literature. I had to remember your prognosis today, when on my walk through… (more…)

Jane Eyre and Mahbube – No Sisters in Arms

Hello Michael! Sorry for the late mail!! There is just a lot to do every day. Go to university every day and them come home eat and spend time with family. Or meet a friend after work and come home late. But Now i found some good time to sit and write. Hope that everything is fine with you. The… (more…)

Anna Karenina

hi michael, how are you ? Yesterday night I found my mom watching a movie on TV, but the first scenes showed a rather cold winter atmosphere and I already wanted to zap over to another program (cause we have enough snow and frost in reality here in Sweden). My mom, however, insisted to watch this movie so I also… (more…)

Goethe, Hafiz and the Dangerous Love

Hi Ghazal, In case you are in the mood for some time out today, send a message. I would be happy to accompany you to go to town or to the lake or whereever you want. Otherwise, I will spend the day in the lab. Take Care, my dear, Michael …………………………………………………………………………………… Hi Michael, yesterday i went to the centrum to… (more…)

Books ripped to Pieces by Cats Claws

Ghazal, my dear, What can I say ? For sure you defend your position with great verve, of course you have your experience with books, I have mine. For sure, we probably read different sorts of books. Strange enough, if I would read once again the type of books that I liked when I was in your age, I probably… (more…)

Purring Cat starts hissing

dear michael, finally u got my email right. i dont like to read.i think its boring. but i have tried. i start to read some pages and then i never open the book again. other things are more interesting than the book. but you are right. it is good to read. and my parents like to read. yes i booked… (more…)