Goethe’s Divan for Divination

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Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan for Divination is based on the West-Eastern Divan by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Goethe's Divan for Divination - Cover
Goethe’s Divan for Divination – Cover

The book takes a selection of Goethe’s romantic and colourful poems and makes them suitable for bibliomantic study. The connection is that Goethe’s work in the Divan was inspired by the poetry of the Persian poet Hafez, whose work in turn is said to be used to tell the future.

Goethe Divan for Divination - Interior Page Spread
Goethe Divan for Divination – Interior Page Spread

The book is designed as a playful introduction to Geothe’s poetry and includes the original annotations from Alexander Rogers’ 1890 translation.

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Goethe's Divan for Divination - Book Face Down
Goethe’s Divan for Divination – Book Face Down
Goethe's Divan for Divination - Double Page Spread
Goethe’s Divan for Divination – Double Page Spread