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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Author: Omar Khayyam.; Edward FitzGerald; Edmund J Sullivan
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the eleventh century, in Persia, there lived a mathematician named Ghiyathuddin Abulfath Omar bin Ibrahim al-Khayyami--or, Omar, son of Abraham, the tent-maker. Omar wrote poetry, and while his rhymes received little attention in their day, they were rediscovered and translated into beautiful English--more than seven centuries later--by a gentleman and scholar named Edward FitzGerald. It was a meeting of minds, a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar Khayyam.; Edward FitzGerald; Edmund J Sullivan
ISBN: 0312695276 9780312695279
OCLC Number: 9556136
Notes: Translation of: Rubāʻīyāt.
Description: 75 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Rubāʻīyāt.
Responsibility: rendered into English verse by Edward FitzGerald ; with illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan.
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In the eleventh century, in Persia, there lived a mathematician named Ghiyathuddin Abulfath Omar bin Ibrahim al-Khayyami--or, Omar, son of Abraham, the tent-maker. Omar wrote poetry, and while his rhymes received little attention in their day, they were rediscovered and translated into beautiful English--more than seven centuries later--by a gentleman and scholar named Edward FitzGerald. It was a meeting of minds, a great collaboration of the past and the present, and FitzGerald's rendition of those passionate verses has become one of the best loved poem cycles in the English language. With their concern for the here and now, as opposed to the hereafter, Omar Khayyam's quatrains are as romantic today as they were hundreds of years ago; they are a tribute to the power of one moment's pleasure over a lifetime of sorrow, of desire over the vicissitudes of time. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, presented here with Edward FitzGerald's original preface, is truly a classic, and it will stand forever as one of our finest monuments to love.

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