Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam; Persian poetry.; Miniature books - Specimens.
Edward FitzGerald gave the title <i>The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam</i> to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word ""Rubaiyat"" means quatrains - verses of four lines. These works by Fitzgerald are the best known English translations. This edition contains both the first and fifth editions of the Rubaiyat. This influential translation is seen by many as a zenith of English literature in the nineteenth century. Fitzgerald states that his translation ""will interest you from its form, and also in many respects in its.
Read associated articles: Edward FitzGerald (poet), Omar Ali-Shah, Robert Graves
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