Songs from the Steppes of Central Asia
Subtitled “the collected poems of Makhtumkuli, eighteenth century poet-hero of Turkmenistan”. In a way this book is a collaboration between Aldiss and Makhtumkuli. Aldiss has “versified” the prose translations made by Dr Youssef Azemoun from the original. This volume is included here (a) for the sake of completeness and (b) because it does not sit comfortably in any other section. An oddity!
FIRST EDITION: The Society of Friends of Makhumkuli, 1995